BROOKLYN, NY (WQOW) -- Grated cheese sold nationally is part of a large recall.
4C Foods Corp., based out of New York, is voluntarily recalling the cheese due to possible Salmonella contamination. The FDA says the recall is nationwide and includes these products, which were packed in six ounce vacuum-sealed glass jars, with best buy dates between November 12, 2016 and November 12, 2018 and packaged in cases of either six or 12 jars per case:
4C All Natural Parmesan Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-33126)
4C All Natural Parmesan/Romano Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-37126)
4C All Natural 100% Imported Italian Pecorino Romano Cheese (UPC 41387-77126)
4C HomeStyle All Natural Parmesan Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-32790)
4C HomeStyle All Natural Parmesan/Romano Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-11627)
4C HomeStyle All Natural 100% Imported Italian Pecorino Romano Cheese (UPC 41387-12302)
Cento Parmesan Grated Cheese (UPC 70796-90502)
Cento Romano Grated Cheese (UPC 70796-90501)
The FDA says Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.
No illnesses were reported in this case, but the company says it's voluntarily recalling the products "out of an abundance of caution after FDA testing revealed the issue."
If you have one of these products, you can return it to where you bought it for a full refund. Stores and distributors have been told to immediately remove these products from their shelves and warehouses.
If you have any questions, you can call 4C Foods Corp. at 866-969-1920 Monday- Friday, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Eastern Time).
To see the FDA's alert about the recall, click here.