Health Hazard Alert – Certain Formaggio brand Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella may contain Listeria monocytogenes
Ottawa, March 12, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Formaggio brand Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella because it may be contaminated withListeria monocytogenes.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
The Importer, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., Ottawa, Canada is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Codes(s) on Product||UPC|
|Formaggio||Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella||675 gpackages||BEST BEFORE codes for products sold between February 13, 2013 to March 11, 2013 inclusive||7 08531 29431 7|
For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. at 1-800-463-3783
For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday) or by filling out the online feedback form.
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