Panera Bread Issues Voluntary Product Recall
The Panera Bread website is calling this a preemptive recall the cream cheese sold in its stores. They list the reason as possible bacterial contamination.
Panera Bread is recalling all of it all the 2-ounce and 8-ounce varieties of the cream cheese sold in its bakeries and cafes. Those packages have an expiration date of April 2, 2018. The company said testing indicated the possible Listeria in one of the varieties of cream cheese. Panera also added that there have been no reported illnesses from anyone who may have already used the product.
The FDA says the Listeria bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children or the elderly. The varieties of 2 and 8-ounce packages being recalled are Plain Cream Cheese, Reduced-fat Plain, Reduced-fat Chive and Onion, Reduced-fat Honey and Walnut, and Reduced-fat Wild Blueberry.
Panera Bread has locations in the Dartmouth Mall, North Dartmouth, on Route 28 in Falmouth, on Route 44 in Raynham, and on Highland Ave in Seekonk.