Fears of salmonella contamination have led to the recall of major grated cheese brands nationwide.
4C Food Corp. has voluntarily recalled its 4C Grated Cheese, Homestyle Grated Cheese and Cento Grated Cheese brands over concern the cheeses may contain Salmonella.
4C Food Corp. said that none of the other food or cheese products it produces are affected by the recall.
No illnesses have been reported but 4C Food Corp. is voluntarily recalling the products out of an abundance of caution after FDA testing revealed the cheeses may be at risk.
The recall includes the following products, which were packed in 6-ounce vacuum-sealed glass jars with “best by” dates between November 12, 2016 and November 12, 2018.
4C All Natural Parmesan Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-33126)
4C All Natural Parmesan/Romano Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-37126)
4C All Natural 100% Imported Italian Pecorino Romano Cheese (UPC 41387-77126)
4C HomeStyle All Natural Parmesan Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-32790)
4C HomeStyle All Natural Parmesan/Romano Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-11627)
4C HomeStyle All Natural 100% Imported Italian Pecorino Romano Cheese (UPC 41387-12302)
Cento Parmesan Grated Cheese (UPC 70796-90502)
Cento Romano Grated Cheese (UPC 70796-90501)
Consumers with questions can contact 4C Foods Corp. at 866-969-1920.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.