Luigi Guffanti 1876 brand Burrata di Corato and Vecchia Malga brand Burratina cheeses recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
July 23, 2014
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Jan K Overweel Ltd.
Distribution:
Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
9125

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 23, 2014 - Jan K Overweel Ltd. is recalling certain Italian cheeses from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes 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 Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. 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 product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Luigi Guffanti 1876 Burrata di Corato 500 g Lot 140708
Best Before 23/07/14
None
Vecchia Malga Burratina 100 g Lot 191
Best Before 26-07-2014
8 032611 324215

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905-850-9010


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