May 15, 2024

ALDI and Other Retailers Recall Cream Cheese Due to Salmonella

May 15, 2024 – ALDI, in collaboration with Schreiber Foods, Inc., has issued a recall for certain cream cheese spreads due to potential contamination with salmonella. The affected products include Happy Farms Whipped Cream Cheese Spread and Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread. These items were distributed nationwide and sold at various supermarkets, including ALDI and Hy-Vee.

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Details of the Recall

The recall was initiated after Schreiber Foods was alerted by their supplier about possible salmonella contamination in an ingredient used in the cream cheese spreads. The specific products under recall include:

Product Name Package Description/Size UPC Code Sell By Date
Whipped Cream Cheese Spread 8 oz. cup 4099100101881 08/30/2024 08/31/2024 09/01/2024 09/03/2024 09/04/2024
Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread 8 oz. cup 4099100101751 09/13/2024 09/22/2024
Cream Cheese Spread 8 oz. cup 4099100101737 09/01/2024 09/08/2024 09/15/2024
Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread 8 oz. cup 4099100101744 09/08/2024 09/15/2024

Consumers are advised to check the “Sell By” dates and UPC codes on these products to determine if they are part of the recall. For a comprehensive list of affected products and their details, visit the FDA’s recall page.

States Affected by the Recall

The recalled cream cheese spreads were distributed to the following states:

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

Health Risks

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare cases, the infection can enter the bloodstream and lead to more severe illnesses.

What to Do

If you have purchased any of the recalled products, do not consume them. Instead, return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact ALDI’s customer service or visit their website for more information.

This recall highlights the importance of food safety and the rapid response needed to protect public health. For ongoing updates and more information on food recalls, follow the FDA’s safety alerts and visit ALDI’s official recall page.

Stay informed and stay safe.

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