Voluntary recall of some 4C cheese products

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A local grocery chain has announced a voluntary recall of some 4C grated cheeses.

Following a recall by 4C Foods Corp, Giant Foods says it has pulled certain 4C grated cheese products off the shelves due to potential Salmonella contamination.

See the FDA release here

The following product is included in this recall:

  • 4C All Natural Parmesan Grated Cheese, 6 oz, UPC 4138733126 with Best By dates between November 12, 2016 and November 12, 2018
  • 4C All Natural Parmesan/Romano Grated Cheese, 6 oz, UPC 4138737126 with Best By dates between November 12, 2016 and November 12, 2018
  • 4C HomeStyle All Natural Parmesan Grated Cheese, 6 oz, UPC 4138732790 with Best By dates between November 12, 2016 and November 12, 2018
  • 4C HomeStyle All Natural Parmesan/Romano Grated Cheese, 6 oz, UPC 4138711627 with Best By dates between November 12, 2016 and November 12, 2018

Giant says they haven’t received any reports of illnesses at this time.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

Customers who have purchased the 4C cheese products listed above, should throw away any unused portions, and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Questions about the recall can be directed to 4C Foods Corp at 866-969-1920 or Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426.

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