There were no confirmed reports of the illness, the company said.
Possible listeria contamination has led to the recall of Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby and Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheeses, as well as Sara Lee Sliced Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers and Sliced Colby Jack Cheese.
Consumers can check if their product is affected by the recall by visiting info.sargento.com and using the "Product Check" tool. If you fall into that category, you're in for a rude awakening today as news breaks of a cheese recall prompted by a potential listeria contamination (a type of bacteria that causes food poisoning, or worse in rare cases).
Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, notified Sargento that it supplied the company with a Longhorn Colby cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria monocyctogenes.
Listeriosis is a serious infection that's usually caused by eating contaminated food and can be particularly risky for pregnant women and older people.
While the cheese is being recalled out of an abundance of caution, Taylor Farms says it will recall 6,630 pounds of chicken and pork salad products made between February 6 and February 9.
No other Sargento branded products are affected by this recall.
The recalled products can be identified by the Universal Product Codes (UPCs) printed on the label found on plastic deli packaging.
Customers are urged to throw the cheese away or return it or a full refund.