Product Recall Issued Over Potential Health Danger

( – Numerous supermarkets in the United States, including Aldi stores, recalled most of their cheese products on May 14 because of possible salmonella contamination. The US Food and Drug Administration has said that salmonella can cause not only diarrhea and fever but also abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea. The infection can sometimes be fatal for elderly people and young children.

The recall of these products, which was started by Aldi, took place in Washington, DC, and 27 other states. These were:

  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • South Dakota
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • North Dakota
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Minnesota
  • Michigan
  • Maryland
  • Kentucky
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Indiana
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Delaware
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Arkansas
  • Alabama

The products Aldi and other supermarkets recalled were Strawberry Cream Cheese, Onion Cream Cheese, and Happy Farms Whipped Cream Cheese. While Aldi explained in its recall notice that it decided to prevent customers from getting infected by consuming the products, it didn’t detail if any client was contaminated by salmonella. The store also said in the recall notice that those who bought some of these products over the last few days should get rid of them or return them to the store or supermarkets to receive a full refund.

On May 7, some retailers revealed that Schreiber Foods was also recalling its cream cheese, which included numerous products that were sold at Hornbacher and Hy-Vee’s markets in multiple states across the United States.

The two markets said through their representatives that the supplier of each of these products was Schreiber, but didn’t say why the company took the decision. However, Midwest chain Schnucks detailed in a statement that Schreiber said in internal memos that the reason behind the recall was the whey protein concentrate in each of their cream cheese products. Schnucks also said that Schreiber explained that the ingredient had the potential of contaminating those who consume it with salmonella.

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