Recall Of Gorgonzola Cheese Expands

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Three more recalls involving Gorgonzola Cheese have been issued in the past two weeks.  Here are the involved recalls per the CFIA.

Health Hazard Alert – Certain Ballarini brand Gorgonzola cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
August 2, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Jan K Overweel Ltd.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8200
 

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 2, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Jan K Overweel Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Ballarini brand Gorgonzola cheese products described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Also affected by this alert are the below products which may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected products.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The importer, Jan K Overweel Ltd., Woodbridge, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Ballarini Gorgonzola D.O.P. Cremaverde 4 x 1.5 kg (Random weight) Code: ZAN03012,
Best Before: 2013/10/17
Best Before: 2013/11/16
Starts with
2724118
Ballarini Gorgonzola Dolce DOP 150 g Code: BAL10200,
Best Before: 2013/09/04
Best Before: 2013/10/08
8021398301540

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Jan K Overweel Ltd. at 905-850-9010

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. 

Ballarini - Gorgonzola D.O.P. CremaverdeBallarini - Gorgonzola D.O.P. Cremaverde - label
Ballarini - Gorgonzola  Dolce DOPBallarini - Gorgonzola  Dolce DOP - label

Media enquiries

Jan K Overweel Ltd.
905-850-9010

Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Igor brand Gorgonzola Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
July 30, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Berchicci Importing Ltd.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, May be National, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8199
Advisory details
Ottawa, July 30, 2013 – The public warning issued on July 30, 2013 has been updated to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Berchicci Importing Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Igor brand Gorgonzola Cheese described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Also affected by this alert are the products below which may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected products.

These products have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. However, they may have been distributed in other provinces.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The importer, Berchicci Importing Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. TheCFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

All lot codes and Best Before dates of the following Igor brand Gorgonzola cheese, product of Italy, are affected by this alert.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC
Igor “Gorgonzola Dolce” 1.5 kg 2443880 XXXXX*
* variable
Igor “Gorgonzola Piccante” 1.5 kg 2219109 XXXXX*
* variable
Igor “Gorgonzola Dolce DOP” 200 g 8 021398 256802

More information

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.

Igor - Gorgonzola Dolce, 1.5 kilogramIgor - Gorgonzola Dolce DOP, 200 gram

Igor - Gorgonzola Dolce DOP, 200 gram - label

Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Igor brand Gorgonzola Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
July 30, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Agropur
Distribution:
Alberta, May be National, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8198

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 30, 2013 – The public warning issued on July 18, 2013 has been updated to include an additional product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Agropur are warning the public not to consume the Igor brand Gorgonzola Cheese described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Also affected by this alert is the product below which may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected product.

This product was distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick. However, it may have been distributed in other provinces.

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.

All lot codes and Best Before dates of the following Igor brand Gorgonzola cheese, product of Italy, are affected by this alert.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC
Igor Gorgonzola Igorcreme DOP 1/8 1.5 kg 2190010 014222

More information

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.

 

 Igor - Gorgonzola IgorcremeGorgonzola Igorcreme - label

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