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Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Gorgonzola Verdi Dolce Italian Cheese from Whole Foods Market may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
August 5, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Whole Foods Market (Markham)
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8217

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 5, 2013 – The public warning issued on August 2, 2013 has been updated to include additional product information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Whole Foods Market are warning the public not to consume the Gorgonzola Verdi Dolce Italian cheese described below because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

This product was sold from Whole Foods Market, 3997 Hwy 7, Markham, Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The retailer, Whole Foods Market, Markham, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
1800 Select Silver Gorgonzola Verdi Dolce Italian Cheese Packages of varying weight Best Before date of 13AU23 and 13AU29 Beginning with 0293317

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Whole Foods Market at 512-477-5566

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. 

    • Gorgonzola Verdi Dolce - Whole Foods Market

 

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

Recall / advisory date:
August 8, 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:
8229

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 8, 2013 – The public warning issued on August 2, 2013 has been updated to include additional Best Before date codes of the affected product.

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.

The following Ballarini brand Gorgonzola cheese, product of Italy, is affected by this alert.

Also affected by this alert are the above 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) JKO Code: ZAN03012
Best Before dates:
2013/09/19 – PO# 28063
2013/09/06 – PO# 27951
2013/08/15 – PO# 27678
Starts with 2724118

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Jan K Overweel Ltd. at 905-850-9010; or CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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

 

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