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Another grocer recalls cheese for metal fragments

LAKE PLACID — Price Chopper and Market 32 supermarkets have issued a recall on Great Lakes white and yellow American deli cheese — sold under the Market 32 label — due to the possible presence of small pieces of metal in the cheese.

It is unclear if this recall has affected the Price Chopper store in Lake Placid. Staff there referred calls to the Schenectady-based company that owns Price Chopper and Market 32, but there was no answer on that line, likely because it was too late at night. The Enterprise received the recall announcement by email at 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The company that manufactured the cheese for Price Chopper initially issued the recall. It includes fresh sliced to order, pre-sliced grab ‘n’ go and “cheese ends,” all sold in Price Chopper’s deli department under the Market 32 label.

The recall extends to deli items prepared with the product, including 13 different sandwiches, burgers, omelets and breakfast combos.

Price Chopper’s press release said its stores have removed all affected products, and they advise anyone who purchased them to return them for a full refund.

According to the release, many of the customers who purchased these items have already been contacted through Price Chopper and Market 32’s SoundBite notification program, which uses purchase data and consumer phone numbers on file in connection with the company’s AdvantEdge loyalty card to alert those households that may have purchased the product in question.

For more information, the company advised customers to visit www.greatlakescheese.com or call Great Lakes Cheese in Hiram, Ohio, at 440-834-2500.

In the past week, two other supermarket chains operating in the Tri-Lakes area have issued food recalls. Hannaford, which has a store in Lake Placid, also recalled white American deli cheese, bearing the Hannaford brand, for possible metal fragments. Save-A-Lot, which has a store in Tupper Lake, recalled Reser’s brand chicken salad for possible listeria contamination.

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