Health Hazard Alert – Certain Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes
Ottawa, July 15, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Agropur are warning the public not to consume the Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese described below because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
The importer, Agropur, St-Hubert, Quebec, 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|
|Il Villaggio||Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese||150 g package||Best Before date 13/OC/15||67400 01454 9|
For more information, consumers and industry can contact
Agropur Cheese and Ingredients Division
Fine Cheese Business Unit
Customer service: 1-450-443-4838 or 1-800-668-0806
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.
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