What’s On Your Bagel? Panera Bread Issues Recall
You'll have to have your bagel with butter after Panera Bread issued a recall of a favorite product after tests revealed contamination for locations including CNY.
Panera Bread locations across the country, including those in Central New York, have removed 2 oz. and 8 oz. sizes of cream cheese from its cafes out of "an abundance of caution". According to the company, the recall was initiated after samples of one variety of 2 oz. cream cheese from a single production day showed a positive result for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
According to the FDA, Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
You may want to check your fridge at home and at work, as well.
Panera Bread has locations throughout Central New York, including New Hartford, Fayetteville, and Syracuse.