Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes
Ottawa, July 18, 2013 – The public warning issued on July 15, 2013 has been updated to include additional product codes.
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.
The affected product, Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese, imported from Italy, is sold in a 150 g package bearing UPC67400 01454 9.
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.
The following additional Best Before dates / Lot # are affected by this updated alert:
|Codes(s) on Product||Additional Info|
|Lot # L011013149||Best Before date
|Lot # L240913142||Best Before date
|Lot # L160913134||Best Before date
|Lot # L090913127||Best Before date
|Lot # L260813113||Best Before date
|Lot # L190813106||Best Before date
|Lot # L130813100||Best Before date
|Lot # L050813092||Best Before date
|Lot # L240713080||Best Before date
|Lot # L170713078||Best Before date
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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