June 6, 2014 — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is warning (PDF) consumers not to eat certain cheese and salsa products manufactured by Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota. They may be contaminated with Listeria, a bacteria that can cause serious food poisoning.
There have been no reports of illness associated with consumption of the products. However, consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious disease with symptoms like fever, headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. Infection is particularly serious for pregnant women, who may suffer miscarriage or stillbirth.
Recalled products include:
- 8-ounce Parkers cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar and port wine varieties with a sell by date of 5/21/2015.
- 14-ounce Parkers cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar and port wine varieties with a sell by date of 5/20/2015.
- 16-ounce Parkers salsa in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including hot, mild, garlic, and fire-roasted varieties with a sell by date of 9/19/2014.
- 5-pound and 10-pound bulk foodservice products including cold pack cheese foods and cheese spreads with a sell by date of 2/17/2015.
In March, over a dozen Parkers Farm products were recalled over concern about Listeria. These products included peanut butter, cheese, salsa, and spreads. The products were sold nationwide. Click here to read more.
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