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These Cheeses Are Being Pulled From Grocery Store Shelves in 9 States

You're going to want to check your refrigerator.

Paris Brothers, Inc., a Kansas City-based food distribution company, has initiated a recall of more than 90 cheese products, due to the possibility of listeria contamination.

According to a notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recall applies to eight types of cheese that were sold in grocery stores across Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and a single store each in Florida and Mississippi. The cheeses, which were sold at Fareway, Hy-Vee, Price Chopper, and other stores, include:

  • Cottonwood River Cheddar
  • D'amir Brie Double Crème French Brie
  • Milton Prairie Breeze White Cheddar Style
  • Milton Tomato Garlic Cheddar
  • Paris Brothers Mild Cheddar
  • Paris Brothers Colby Jack
  • Paris Brothers Pepper Jack
  • Cervasi Pecorino Romano

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The recalled items were produced on May 4, 5, and 6, 2022, and they have the lot codes 05042022, 05052022, or 05062022. However, as the notice points out, "Individual retail outlets may have relabeled the individual consumer packages."


Although no illnesses have been reported, the FDA advises those who bought the recalled products to return them to their place of purchase for a full refund.

It's important to note that food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. While healthy individuals who are infected may only experience short-term symptoms like high fever, headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, young children, frail or elderly people, or those with weakened immune systems can experience serious and sometimes fatal infections.

If you have any questions about the recall, you can call Paris Brothers, Inc. at 816-455-4188 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST., and ask for Doug Schnell, the company's FDA contact.

Unfortunately, these cheeses aren't the only products that have been recalled recently. Over the last two weeks alone, packaged salads, strawberries, and Jif peanut butter were pulled from grocery store shelves.

Brianna Ruback
Brianna is a staff writer at Eat This, Not That! She attended Ithaca College, where she graduated with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Communication Studies. Read more about Brianna