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HEALTH Alerts Rhode Islanders to Recall of Oscar's Smokehouse, Inc.'s CHEESE SPREAD

Providence: The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has learned of a nationwide recall by Oscar's Smokehouse Inc. on eleven (11) of its 7-oz "CHEESE SPREAD" varieties with 3 digit lot numbers from 719-959 or that was purchased since March 21, 2013.

The recall was based on the possible contamination of the cheese spreads with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause illness, especially in pregnant women, adults with weakened immune systems, and may cause fetal death.

Items recalled include:

-JALAPENO PEPPER CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. -CHEDDAR SPREAD & BLUE CHEESE, NET WT 7 OZS. -CHAMPAGNE CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. -GARLIC CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. -PORT WINE CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. -TANGY HORSERADISH CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. -PLAIN CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. -"MORE THAN" CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. -HICKORY SMOKED CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. -BACON & HORSERADISH CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. -BACON CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS.

Oscar's Smokehouse, Inc. has issued this recall because it purchased a cheese spread base from PARKER FARM ACQUISTION, LLC of Coon Rapids, MN. That cheese spread base had been recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Oscar's Smokehouse, Inc.'s products have only been purchased by individuals in Rhode Island through the company's mail order system.

No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. Customers with any questions may contact Oscar's Smokehouse, Inc. at 1-800-627-3431, Monday-Sunday 8am-6pm, EST.

Related links

Department or agency: Department of Health

Online: http://www.health.ri.gov

Release date: 03-27-2014

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