4C Parmesan Cheese Recalled Over Salmonella Risk

On the heels of a major recall of popular Kraft American cheese, one of the biggest sellers of Parmesan cheese in the U.S. is recalling more than 3,500 jars of grated cheese over concerns it could be contaminated with salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration said.

The FDA said it found the problem during routine testing and alerted 4C Foods Corp. As a result, 4C issued a recall of 6-ounce glass jars of its 4C Grated Cheese HomeStyle Parmesan. The jars have a UPC of 0-41387-32790-8. The jars have "best by" dates of July 21 and July 22, 2016.

The FDA said the cheese was shipped to stores in the Midwest on July 24. At this point, the recall is limited to Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Salmonella can cause serious gastrointestinal problems. For young children, the elderly and those who have impaired immune systems, the organism can cause infections that can be fatal, the FDA said, adding that no associated illnesses have been reported so far.

The Parmesan recall follows the Kraft American cheese recall, which was announced as the Labor Day weekend got underway. Kraft blamed a supplier for not storing food at a proper temperature, creating the possibility the cheese could go bad prematurely.

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Who cut the most cheese around here?

September 03 2014 at 10:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Who cut the cheese around here?

September 03 2014 at 7:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Cheese is difficult to test. The cheese has natural microbes that create a growth when plated. Newer techniques have allowed the government to identify the individual species. Odds are this cheese contaminated from equipment that was not cleaned frequently enough.

September 02 2014 at 5:26 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I live in MN and have never noticed this brand

September 02 2014 at 4:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What, it's been an hour already, and no drooling hater is whining about Obama?

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2 replies to LNOFT97's comment

Like Obama...I just too busy working on that strategy to comment! LOL

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No, just you whining about your do nothing president getting called to task for his inability to solve anything.

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1 reply to rwdrakepi's comment

He brought ebola here so now he can justify 50 million getting amnesty because that is about how many will die here from the didease

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