Panera Bread, Including Rockford’s, Is Recalling Their Cream Cheese
Panera Bread is recalling their cream cheese from all locations including Rockford's.
WGN reports that the "Panera Bread is recalling cream cheese products from its US bakery cafes over fears of listeria contamination."
Can we say Eww...
Although there have been no reports of illness from their cream cheese, Panera is voluntarily recalling the product [as they said it] “out of an abundance of caution, after samples of one of its cream cheese products from a single day of production showed a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria."
Listeria can cause "fever and diarrhea, just like other foodborne bugs, certain people are at greatly increased risk: the elderly, people with a weak immune system, pregnant women and their newborns."
The cream cheese that's being recalled are "all 2 oz. and 8 oz. cream cheese products with an expiration date on or before the second of April 2018 (4/2/18)."
According to Panera's website these are products that are in question for the recall:
Affected 2 oz. Cream Cheese Varieties - 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.
Affected 8 oz. Cream Cheese Varieties - 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.
If you have any of the recalled cream cheese the company advises you to "discard them immediately and contact Panera Bread Customer Service at 1-855-6-PANERA from Monday through Sunday, 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM. CST, or visit Panera.custhelp.com for a full refund."
To read the full statement the company made, click here.