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Panera Bread recalls cream cheese products

On Sunday, Panera Bread recalled all cream cheese products sold at all of their U.S. locations.

The cafe, also known as St. Louis Bread Company, recalled their 2-ounce and 8-ounce cream cheeses after samples showed positive results for Listeria.

No illnesses have been reported.

The products included in the recall have an expiration date on or before April 2, 2018 and include the follow items:

▪ 2-ounce 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.

▪ 8-ounce 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.

Panera Bread Company President and CEO Blaine Hurst released a statement regarding the recall.

“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,” Hurst said. “We have likewise ceased all manufacturing in the associated cream cheese facility. 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.”

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6

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