PhotoMDS Foods Inc. -- operating out of Massillon, Ohio -- has issued a recall of multiple products that may have been contaminated by listeria. The company was informed by one of its suppliers, Deutsch Kase Haus, that its minihorn cheeses may have been infected by the dangerous bacteria.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism can be potentialy fatal to young children, the elderly, or consumers with frail or compromised immune systems. However, even healthy consumers can experience symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarhhea. Pregnant women who are infected stand the chance of having a miscarriage or stillbirth.

The affected products were distributed nationwide by MDS Foods Inc. under multiple brand labels, including Amish Classics, Meijer, Deli Made EZ, Deli Readi, Lipari Old Tyme, Duck Deli, and Old Tyme. 

The full list of recalled food items due to found contamination from the cheese supplier can be seen below, including information on the brand, description, product size, piece UPC code, case UPC code, and date code:

MDS Foods 
Item #

Brand

Description

Product Size

Piece UPC Code

Case UPC Code

Date Code

55209

Amish
Classics

Colby Deli (Mini) Horn

6 lb

8 28653 552093

00 8 28653 55209 3

Sell by: May 17, 2017

55241

Amish
Classics

Colby RW Fullmoon

Approx. 8 oz

8 28653 55241 3

00 8 28653 55241 3

Best if used by:
07/10/17

7/4/2017

6/4/2017

5/19/2017

55245

Amish
Classics

Colby EW Fullmoon

8 oz

8 28653 55245 1

00 8 28653 55245 1

Best if used by:

7/10/2017

7/4/2017

6/3/2017

5/19/2017

55831

Deli
Readi

Colby Mini
Cheese Slices

2 lb pack

6 34660 62859 7

00 6 34660 62859 7

Best if used by:
05/02/2017

4/22/2017

55553

Deli
Made EZ

Colby Cheese
Slices

1.5 lb pack

8 28653 55554 4

00 8 28653 55553 7

335-16

18755

Meijer

Colby Jack Mini
Horn

6 lb

710917 18755

7 10917 18755

Sell by Date:
05/02/17

55755

Meijer

Colby Mini Horn

6 lb

710917 55755

7 10917 55755

Sell by Date:
05/02/17

Cheese products being recalled due to potential contamination are listed in the next table:

MDS Foods Item #

Brand

Description

Product
Size

Piece UPC Code

Case UPC Code

Date Code

55244

Amish 
Classics

Colby RW 
Halfmoon

Approx. 
8 oz

N/A

0 08 28653 55244 4

Best if used by: 
07/10/2017

55758

Meijer

Colby EW Halfmoon

8 oz

7 13733 34047 2

0 07 13733 34047 2

Best if used by:
07/10/2017

18244

Amish
Classics

Colby Jack RW Halfmoon

Approx.
8 oz

N/A

00828653182443

Best if used by:
07/10/2017

18758

Meijer

Colby Jack 
EW Halfmoon Chunk

8 oz

713733340588

00713733340588

Best if used by: 
07/10/2017

18241

Amish 
Classics

Colby Jack 
RW Fullmoon

Approx. 
8 oz

N/A

0 08 28653 18241 2

Best if used by: 
07/10/2017

18245

Amish 
Classics

Colby Jack 
EW Fullmoon

8 oz

828653182450

00828653182450

Best if used by: 
07/10/2017

28245

Amish 
Classics

Cheddar 
EW Fullmoon

8 oz

828653282457

00828653282457

Best if used by: 
07/10/2017
07/04/2017

73705

Lipari Old 
Tyme

Swiss 
Sandwich
Cut

Approx 
8.5 lbs

N/A

00828653737056

Best if used by: 
07/04/2017

10241

Amish
Classics

Jalapeno RW Fullmoon

Approx.
8 oz

N/A

0 08 28653 10241 0

Best if used by:
07/04/2017

10245

Amish 
Classics

Jalapeno 
EW Fullmoon

8 oz

828653102458

00828653102458

Best if used by: 
07/04/2017

18830

Deli Readi

Colby Jack 
St Pk 1oz Halfmoon Slice

1 lb

6 34660 62875 7

006 34660 62875 7

Best if used by: 
05/02/2017

10831

Deli Readi

Jalapeno St 
Pk 1oz Slice

2 lb pack

6 34660 62878 8

0 06 34660 62878 8

Best if used by: 
04/22/2017

26831

Deli Readi

Hot Pepper St Pk 1oz Slice

2 lb pack

6 34660 62868 9

0 06 34660 62868 9

Best if used by:
04/22/2017

26555

Deli 
Made EZ

Hot Pepper 
St Pk .5oz
Slice

1.5 lb 
pack

8 28653 26555 9

0 08 28653 26555 9

Best if used by: 
04/22/2017

28747

Duck Deli

Cheddar St 
Pk .75oz
Slice

1.5 lb 
pack

8 28653 28747 6

0 08 28653 28747 6

Production Date: 
358-16

28545

Deli
Made EZ

Cheddar St Pk .75oz Slice

2.0 lb pack

8 28653 28545 8

0 08 28653 28545 8

Best if used by:
04/22/2017

28555

Deli
Made EZ

Ched Mild Stk Pk .5oz Slice

1.5 lb pack

8 28653 28555 7

0 08 28653 28555 7

Best if used by:
04/22/2017

55830

Deli Readi

Colby St Pk
1oz 
Halfmoon
Slices

1.0 lb pack

6 34660 62872 6

0 06 34660 62872 6

Best if used by:
04/22/2017

55703

Old Tyme

Colby EW Halfmoon

8 oz

0 94776 10227 3

0 00 41563 26105 7

Best if used by:
06/03/2017

10555

Deli 
Made EZ

Jalapeno 
Jack St Pk 
.5oz Slice

1.5 lb 
pack

8 28653 10555 8

0 08 28653 10555 8

Best if used by: 
03/30/2017

What to do

Consumers who have purchased any of the listed cheese products from the listed sell-by dates are urged not to consume the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Products with unreadable codes should also be returned for the sake of safety.

For more information, consumers can contact MDS Foods Customer Service at (330) 879-9780, extension 105, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. EST. 


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