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Annette Eigenberger watches shredded cheese come out of a chute at the Sargento Cheese Company Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, in Plymouth, Wis. While the sluggish economy has taken a toll on manufacturing and related industries, one sector has remained a bright spot over the last few years: food production. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Sargento recalled 7 of its products due to possible listeria contamination


Sargento Foods, Inc. has issued a recall of seven cheese products due to possible listeria contamination, though no illnesses have yet been reported, according to the company's website. Among the recalled products include, Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby, Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese, Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese, Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese, Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese, Off the Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack Cheese, and Off the Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack Cheese.

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Ingestion of listeria could cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease, a Giant Foods Store press release said. It can reportedly cause an number of health problems such as high fevers, severe headaches, neck stiffness and nausea. More severely, it can lead to miscarriage and stillbirths, and fatal infections among those with weakened immune systems.

"Food safety is our number one priority at Sargento," a statement read on its website. "We are vigilantly monitoring this issue to ensure the situation will be resolved in a timely manner. Our unwavering commitment to safety is at the core of everything we do at Sargento. We are in full cooperation with the federal Food and Drug Administration to rigorously investigate and resolve this issue."

Those affected can call 1-800-CHEESES (1-800-243-3737).

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