Thousands Of Jars Of Parmesan Cheese Recalled Because No One Wants Salmonella With Their Spaghetti

cheeseIf you were thinking of making a batch of spaghetti for dinner, complete with a heaping helping of 4C-branded Parmesan cheese, you might get more than you bargained for – salmonella.

The Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of 3,500 6-ounce jars of 4C Food Corp. Grated Cheese HomeStyle Parmesan cheese for possible salmonella contamination.

While no illnesses have been reported involving the cheese, salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries especially in young children, elderly people, and otherwise with weakened immune systems.

The recall was initiated after the FDA found the potential salmonella risk during routine testing of 4C products.

Affected cheese jars were distributed in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The containers will contain code dates BEST BY JUL 21 2016 and JUL 22 2016 near the bottom of the back of the jar.

The FDA urges consumers who have purchased the cheese to dispose of it and its container and to contact 4C Foods at 1-718-272-7800 for a replacement or full refund.

4C Foods Corp. Voluntarily Recalls 4C Grated Cheese Homestyle Parmesan Because of Salmonella Contamination [Food and Drug Administration]

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