PhotoYesterday, we reported that Sargento was recalling a large number of cheese products due to concerns of listeria contamination. Now, Country Fresh is taking precautionary steps and recalling 2,552 various cooking and snacking products out of similar concern. 

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 recalled products were shipped to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia under the Country Fresh and store brand labels.

The complete product description, universal product codes, and "Best-By" dates are listed below:

Product DescriptionDescription of
UPCBest-By Dates
Country Fresh Tuscan Style MushroomFoam Overwrap Tray74641-
February 14, 2017 thru
February 17, 2017
Country Fresh Stuffed MushroomsFoam Overwrap Tray74641-
February 14, 2017 thru
February 17, 2017
Southwest Stuffed MushroomsFoam Overwrap Tray72036-
February 14, 2017 thru
February 17, 2017
Marketside Garlic Cheese Stuffed MushroomsClamshell681131-
February 15, 2017 thru
February 17, 2017
Ready Fresh Go Fruit and Hatch Pepper CheeseClamshell41220-
January 19, 2017 thru
February 16, 2017

What to do

There have been no reports of illness related to these products, but Country Fresh CEO Bryan Herr stated that the company was erring on the side of caution in issuing the recall.

"Nothing is more important than ensuring that consumers enjoy nothing but high quality, nutritious, and safe and wholesome products from us," he said.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above products have been urged to dispose of them or return them to the place of of purchase for a full refund. For more information, consumers can contact the company at 281-453-3305, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT. 

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