Panera issues recall over Listeria concerns

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Panera Bread has issued a recall of several of its cream cheese products over Listeria concerns.

The company has recalled all 2-ounce and 8-ounce cream cheese products with an expiration date on or before April 2, 2018. It says the recall was issued after a cream cheese sample from one day of production tested positive for Listeria.

Panera representatives say all samples manufactured before and after have come back negative, and there have been no reported illnesses from the cream cheese.

"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.

The recall is in effect for every one of Panera's stores nationwide.

If you have any of these items, contact Panera Bread Customer Service at 1-855-6-PANERA or visit Panera.custhelp.com for a full refund.