Panera Bread recalls cream cheese nationwide over possible listeria contamination

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Panera Bread has voluntarily recalled all 2 oz. and 8 oz. cream cheese products sold in its bakery-cafes across the U.S. due to a possible listeria contamination. 

According to Panera, the recalled products are all varieties of unexpired 2 oz. and 8 oz. cream cheese products with an expiration date on or before Apr. 2, 2018. The recall affects the following 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

There have been no reported illnesses.

The recall does not affect Panera Bread Canadian bakery cafes or any other Panera Bread food products. 

“The safety of our guests and associates is paramount, therefore we are recalling all cream cheese products sold in the U.S. with an active shelf life. We have likewise ceased all manufacturing in the associated cream cheese facility,” said Blaine Hurst, Panera’s President and CEO. 

Consumers with the recalled products are advised to throw them away immediately and contact Panera Bread Customer Service at 1-855-6-PANERA from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time Monday through Sunday, or visit Panera.custhelp.com for a full refund.

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