Panera Bread Recalls Cream Cheese
If you've purchased cream cheese at Panera Bread you may want to double check it. There's been a recall over listeria concerns. Although no one has reported getting sick, Panera is being extra cautious, recalling 2 oz. and 8 oz. cream cheese products.
Samples showed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one variety of 2 oz. cream cheese. Tests on samples made before and after the production run in question have all come back negative.
“The safety of our guests and associates is paramount, therefore we are recalling all cream cheese products sold in the US 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. “Only one variety of 2-oz cream cheese from a single day yielded the positive result. Our intent is to go above and beyond for our guests. You should expect nothing less from Panera.”
You should throw out any recalled cream cheese and contact Panera Bread Customer Service at 1-855-6-PANERA or visit Panera.custhelp.com for a full refund.