Panera Bread Recalls Cream Cheese Due To Possible Listeria
The voluntary recall includes 2 oz. and 8 oz. cream cheese products sold in its U.S. bakery-cafes. While there have been no reported illnesses, the recall was launched after samples of one variety of 2 oz. cream cheese tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
The recall includes all varieties of unexpired 2 oz. and 8 oz. cream cheese products with an expiration date on or before 4/2/18:
- Plain Cream Cheese
- Reduced-Fat Plain Cream Cheese
- Reduced-Fat Chive & Onion Cream Cheese
- Reduced-Fat Honey Walnut Cream Cheese
- Reduced-Fat Wild Blueberry Cream Cheese
These products should be thrown away immediately. Contact Panera Bread Customer Service at 1-855-6-PANERA from Monday through Sunday, 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM. CST, or visit Panera.custhelp.com for a full refund.
According to the FDA, Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.