Sun Valley and Castle brand shredded cheese products recalled due to Listeria

Starting date:
February 24, 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:
Castle Cheese Inc.
Distribution:
British Columbia
Extent of the product distribution:
Consumer
CFIA reference number:
8624

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 24, 2014 - Castle Cheese Inc. is recalling Sun Valley and Castle brand shredded cheese 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 Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Packed for Sun Valley Fresh Foods Shredded Dairy Product made with Parmesan 80 g Best Before 15JA28 None
Castle Brand Shredded Dairy Product made with Cheddar Cheese 2.27 kg Best Before 14JL28
Sold at:
The Grocery People
945 Laval Crescent
Kamloops, BC
87454900060012

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