Meddo Belle and Okanagan's Choice Cheese brands shredded cheese products recalled due to Listeria
- Starting date:
- March 17, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Food Recall Warning
- Microbiological - Listeria
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- Castle Cheese Inc.
- Extent of the product distribution:
- Retail, Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
- CFIA reference number:
- Advisory details
- What you should do
- Who is affected
- Affected products
- Related AWRs
- Media enquiries
Ottawa, March 17, 2014 - Castle Cheese Inc. is recalling Meddo Belle and Okanagan's Choice Cheese brands 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.
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.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC||Additional info|
|Meddo Belle||Crumbled Feta Cheese||200 g||Best Before 14 DE 13||0 62608 13907 0|
|Okanagan's Choice Cheese||Chipped Parmesan Cheese||175 g||Best Before 14 DE 31||0 59756 07314 1|
|Okanagan's Choice Cheese||Shredded Parmesan Cheese||175 g||Best Before 14 DE 31||0 59756 07210 6|
|Various||All shredded cheese products||Various weights||14MA27, 14MA29, 14JN09, 14JN10, 14JN12, 14JN16, 14JN17, 14JN18, 14JN30, 14JL06, 14DE13, 14DE31||Various||Sold only to hotels, restaurants and institutions.|
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