Popular cheeses sold in Tennessee recalled due to listeria concerns

Sargento Foods Inc. of Plymouth Friday announced the recall of a specialty Longhorn Colby cheese after the supplier of the product alerted the company to potential contamination of listeria monocytogenes.

Amish Classics brand recall codesThe specific brand and flavor of cheese that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes was distributed by MDS Foods, an Ohio-based company.

Sargento Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese with a sell-by date of June 11, 2017.

The cheese will be in plastic deli bags with labels that have the codes 215927xxxxxx and 215938xxxxxx - the last six digits will vary.

The Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese were sold in Meijer stores from November 10, 2016 to February 9, 2017.

Sargento Off the Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack Cheese with a sell-by date of July 5, 2017. Our unwavering commitment to safety is at the core of everything we do at Sargento.

No illnesses have been reported, according to the release. "The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the source and extent of the contamination and determining how many retailers received these batches of cheese". The manufacturer is recalling lot numbers 110316V02, 110316V03 and 110316V04.

If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them. Meijer's Colby-jack deli horn lot number 110316V08 and Meijer's Colby deli horn lot number 110216V05 are also part of the recall.

For more information about the Meijer recall, visit the store's website.

  • Joanne Flowers