(LINCOLNSHIRE, IL, September 30, 2022) – Saputo Cheese USA Inc. (Saputo), is voluntarily recalling certain
cheese products in the United States after having been notified by Old Europe Cheese, Inc. of Benton
Harbor, Michigan that some cheese products that it manufactured for Saputo’s distribution may have been
contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young
children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals
may suffer only short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal
pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The products being recalled are marked with Best By Dates ranging from September 28, 2022 to
December 14, 2022. The products were distributed from August 1, 2022, through September 30, 2022.
and were available at supermarkets, wholesale and retail stores nationwide and Mexico; retailers include Albertsons, Safeway, Meijer, Harding’s, Shaw’s, Price Chopper, Market Basket, Raley’s, Save Mart, Giant Foods, Stop & Shop, Fresh Thyme, Lidl, Sprouts, Athenian Foods, Whole Foods. This list may not include all retail establishments that have received the recalled product or may include retail establishments that did not actually receive the recalled product.
Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Saputo is working with
impacted customers to ensure that the recalled products are removed from the marketplace. Consumers
who have purchased any of the recalled products identified in the table below with the specified sell by
date are urged to dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. No other
Saputo products are affected by this recall.
This recall is being initiated with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For more
information, consumers with questions may contact Saputo at 1-888-587-2423 between 6 a.m. and
6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Monday – Friday.