Based cheesemaker's listeria concerns forces recall of Meijer, Sargento brand products

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Seven other products processed on the same line as the affected cheese have also been recalled.

Routine testing found listeria in a sample of Amish Classic Colby deli horn cheese. The manufacturer of the recalled cheeses, Indiana-based Deutsch Käse Haus, is instructing all wholesalers and retailers to discontinue selling their existing stock of Amish Classic Colby deli horns distributed by MDS Foods under the Amish Classic label, as well as selected lots of Meijer's Colby-jack deli horn cheese. Also recalled are lot numbers 110316V02, 110316V03 and 110316V04.

No illnesses have been reported, according to the release. The investigation is ongoing. MDS Foods cut and packaged cheese from Deutsch Kase Haus LLC in a manufacturing facility located in Tullahoma, TN, before distributing it under the Amish Classics brand.

Due to the recall GIANT Food Stores has removed the products in question from sale.

Meijer is recalling its Meijer brand Colby and Colby Jack deli cheese sold since early November because of potential listeria contamination.

Specifically, the items that may be contaminated are the brand's eight-ounce Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese (those packages with sell-by dates June 14 or July 12) and its Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby (with sell-by dates of April 12 or May 10).

If customers purchased the product at a Giant Food Store they should bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN'S for a full refund.

Sargento Food Inc. has been informed that at least six of its cheese products should be taken off the shelf.

No other Sargento products are affected.

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