From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
ST. LOUIS, MO – National bakery chain Panera Bread is recalling all of its 8 oz. and 2 oz. cream cheese products from all store locations in the United States. According to a press release by Panera, the products are being recalled due to concerns over samples testing positive for listeria.
Though no illnesses have been reported, the unexpired 8 oz. and 2 oz. products come in several different flavors, including 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.
Panera quoted the Federal Drug and Food administration, which stated that symptoms of listeria include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria can be fatal to small children and those with weak immune systems.
“The safety of our guests and associates is paramount, therefore we are recalling all cream cheese products sold in the US with an active shelf life,” said Panera President and CEO Blaine Hurst. “We have likewise ceased all manufacturing in the associated cream cheese facility. Only one variety of 2-oz cream cheese from a single day yielded the positive result. Our intent is to go above and beyond for our guests. You should expect nothing less from Panera.”
Those who have these products can contact Panera’s customer service at 1-855-6-PANERA or go online at Panera.custhelp.com for a full refund.