Various shredded cheese, pasta, and salad products recalled due to Listeria

Starting date:
March 26, 2014
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Garlic Seed Deli & Market, Lucky Meats, Potluck Café and Catering Inc.
Distribution:
British Columbia
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8735

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 26, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on March 17, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. The following products are being recalled because they were made from or contain shredded cheese products voluntarily recalled by Castle Cheese Inc. due to Listeria.

Industry is recalling various shredded cheese, pasta, and salad products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC Additional info
None 100% Pure Shredded Parmesan Cheese Variable Sold from February 06, 2014 to March 20, 2014 None Sold from
Lucky Meats, 552 Clarke Rd., Coquitlam, BC
Garlic Seed Deli & Market Asiago Shredded Variable Packed On 28.02.14 Variable Sold from
Garlic Seed Deli & Market, 110-7178 Stave Lake St., Mission, BC
None Pre-packaged prepared salad None Sold up to and including March 17, 2014 None Sold from
Potluck Café, 30 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
None Pre-packaged prepared pasta None Sold up to and including March 17, 2014 None Sold from
Potluck Café, 30 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

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