4C Foods grated cheese recalled due to salmonella

A microscopic view of salmonella provided by the CDC.

4C Foods Corp.is voluntarily recalling 4C Grated Cheese, Homestyle Grated Cheese, and Cento Grated Cheese Brands due to possible contamination with Salmonella. They are sold in six- or 12-jar packages and were produced at the company's Brooklyn, New York, facility.

The "Best By" date on the recalled cheeses ranges between November 12, 2016 and 2018, the Food and Drug Administration wrote on its website.

Sally McCracken, chief financial officer of 4C Foods Corp., said in a statement that the recall was issued out of an abundance of caution.

No illnesses have yet resulted, CNN reported, but a batch of company cheese dated November 12 tested positive for salmonella, prompting 4C to order the recall, deemed precautionary. Those with questions or concerns following the recall can reach out to 4C Foods Corp Monday through Friday at 866-969-1920 between 9:30 a.m. ET and 4:30 p.m. ET. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infects in the young, sick and elderly.

Customers can return the affected products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Symptoms of salmonella in healthy people include fever, diarrhea, nausea vomiting and abdominal pain.

  • Delores Daniels