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Panera Bread voluntarily recalls some cream cheese

In this Wednesday, April 12, 2017, file photo, a passer-by walks near an entrance to a Panera Bread restaurant in Natick, Mass. In this Wednesday, April 12, 2017, file photo, a passer-by walks near an entrance to a Panera Bread restaurant in Natick, Mass. | Photo: AP Photo / Steven Senne, File.

January 29, 2018 03:16 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Panera Bread Co. is voluntarily recalling some cream cheese sold in its U.S. stores because of possible bacterial contamination.
    
The St. Louis-based company released a statement Sunday saying the recall was initiated after testing from a single production day indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one variety of its 2 oz. cream cheese.
    
Tests on cream cheese samples manufactured before and after that production run have all come back negative.
    
Panera says there have been no reported illnesses. The company says the recall is pre-emptive.
    
The products included in the recall are all varieties of unexpired 2 oz. and 8 oz. cream cheese products with an expiration date on or before April 2. The recall doesn't affect Panera Bread Canadian bakery cafes or any other products.


More information:
FDA: Panera Bread recall

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