The cashew cheese products being recalled by The Cultured Kitchen are as follows:
UPC Code: Flavor
736211709134 Smoked Cheddar
794504922615 Pepper Jack
794504922813 Habañero Cilantro Lime
794504851120 Pesto or Basil Pesto
794504924015 White Cheddar
All Expiration Dates Up To and Including 4/19/14
Container Size - All 8 oz Round
RENO, NV - The Cultured Kitchen is voluntarily recalling Cashew Cheese due to a possible risk of contamination of Salmonella.
According to the FDA, The Cultured Kitchen is recalling all flavors of the non-dairy cashew cheese product due to a risk of contamination from Salmonella.
The non-dairy cashew cheese was distributed in Northern California and Nevada at various natural foods stores and farmers markets in Reno, the Sacramento Valley, and the San Francisco Bay area, according to the FDA.
The recall was initiated after it was suspected that raw materials used in the production of the cashew cheese product may have been tainted with Salmonella found almost exclusively in Southeast Asia, where the company's cashews are sourced, according to the FDA.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection include fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea, which may be bloody. Most infected people recover within a week; however, some may develop complications that require hospitalization. Infants, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are at highest risk for more severe illness.
Consumers who have purchased The Cultured Kitchen cashew cheese with these expiration date ranges are urged to return it to their place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of it immediately. For more information please contact The Cultured Kitchen at 916-212-0810.