Published: Mon, January 29, 2018
Business | By Kate Woods

Panera Bread voluntarily recalls some cream cheese

Panera Bread voluntarily recalls some cream cheese

The recall includes all 2 oz. and 8 oz. cream cheese containers, which means it includes each and every flavor.

The company's President and CEO said in a statement on their website, "The safety of our guests and associates is paramount, therefore we are recalling all cream cheese products sold in the U.S. with an active shelf life".

The recall only applies to cream cheese sold in Panera locations in the USA with an expiration date on or before April 2.

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The bakery-café chain went ahead with the recall after samples of one type of 2-ounce cream cheese from a single production day tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes, Panera said in its initial announcement.

Tests on samples before and after this production day came back negative. The recall doesn't affect Panera Bread Canadian bakery cafes or any other products.

Although healthy people may suffer short-term symptoms like high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, an infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that listeria infections are increasing among over 75s and women between 25 and 44, the latter is thought to have been driven up by sickness during pregnancy. Still, Panera said it ceased all manufacturing in its cream cheese facility for the time being.

Recalled 8-ounce varieties of Panera cream cheese are - 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. "You should expect nothing less from Panera".

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