Gorts Gouda Cheese Outbreak Continues to Grow

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Additional E. Coli O157:H7 Illness from Gort’s Gouda Cheese Surfaces

BY NEWS DESK | NOVEMBER 15, 2013

One additional E. coli illness that occurred in September has been linked to Gort’s Gouda Cheese, a manufacturer of raw cheese in British Columbia, Canadaa.

In total, 28 cases have now been reported in connection with the outbreak. One elderly woman from Vernon, B.C., died in August as a result of her infection after eating the cheese.

The outbreak appears to be over, given that no new cases have developed since September. Provincial health authorities have also considered the epidemiological investigation over.

The total number ill by province is as follows:

Alberta (10 illnesses), British Columbia (13), Manitoba (2), Quebec (1), and Saskatchewan (2).

After authorities suspended production at the dairy, Gort’s agreed to adapt some of its operations and was cleared to restart production on Oct. 18.

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Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues Recalls Cheese

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Le Canotier De L’isle Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
September 13, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8321

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 13, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues are warning the public not to consume the Le Canotier de l’Isle cheese described below because the product may be contaminated withListeria monocytogenes.

Also affected by this alert is the above product 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.

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

The manufacturer, Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues, L’Île-aux-Grues, Quebec, 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
Le Canotier de l’Isle Le Canotier de l’Isle Firm cheese surface ripened various PRODUCTION DATE
28SE12
2 10200 xxxxx x* (*variable)

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues
418-248-5842 extension 101
info@fromagesileauxgrues.com

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.

    • Le Canotier de l’Isle cheese

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Gort’s Gouda Cheese E. coli Outbreak Leaves One Dead, Triggers Recall

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm brand raw milk cheeses may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
September 17, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – E. coli O157:H7
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm (EST 4478)
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
 

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 17, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm (EST 4478) are warning the public not to consume cheese products described below because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

This recall is the result of an ongoing food safety investigation initiated as a result of a recent outbreak investigation. There may be recalls of additional products as the investigation at this facility continues.

All sizes of the raw milk cheeses listed below are affected by this recall.

These affected products were sold at the manufacturer’s outlet, at retail stores in Alberta and British Columbia, and through internet sale from May 27 to September 14, 2013, inclusive.

Lot codes 122 to 138 are affected by this recall.

Some product packages may not bear a lot code or indicate that the cheese was made with raw milk. These products were also sold clerk-served from deli counters with or without a label or coding. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. (See CBC News Article below).

The manufacturer, Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm, Salmon Arm, BC is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Medium Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Aged Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm X Aged Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Cumin Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Greek Blend: Onion, Paprika, Parsley, Pepper, Thyme, Oregano Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Gouda Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Smoked Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Gouda Cheese with Red Peppers, Ginger Onions & Garlic Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Peppercorn, Ginger, Paprika, Onion & Garlic Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Parsley, Celery, Onion, Garlic, Dill & Chives Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Maasdammer
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Beaufort
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Parmesan
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Mazouda

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Aged Quaso de Prato
Greek Blend: Onion, Paprika, Parsley, Pepper, Thyme, Oregano
Maasdammer
Beaufort
Mazouda
Medium Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato
Cumin Quaso de Prato
Gouda Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers Quaso de Prato
Smoked Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato
Gouda Cheese with Red Peppers, Ginger Onions & Garlic Quaso de Prato
Peppercorn, Ginger, Paprika, Onion & Garlic Quaso de Prato
Parsley, Celery, Onion, Garlic, Dill & Chives Quaso de Prato
 

E. coli cheese outbreak in B.C., Alberta leaves 1 dead, 10 ill

Gort’s Cheese of Salmon Arm, B.C., suspected in outbreak

CBC News

1 dead after E. coli outbreak

One person has died and 10 have become ill in B.C. and Alberta after eating E. coli tainted products from Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm of Salmon Arm, B.C.

A statement from Health Canada said there were four cases of illness in B.C. and seven in Alberta.

“One of the cases in British Columbia has died, and the cause of death is currently under investigation,” said the Health Canada statement.

One person is still recovering in hospital and several cases remain under investigation, said B.C. Centre for Disease Control epidemiologist Dr. Eleni Galanis.

The illnesses began in July, with the majority of infected people displaying symptoms in late August to early September.

Some product packages may not bear a lot code or indicate that the cheese was made with raw milk, and CFIA advises consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product to contact their retailer.

Farm owner and operator Kathy Wikkerink said she was devastated by the news.

“We feel like we … we have hurt these people and it’s totally unintentionally … we were totally unaware of this bacteria being in any of our products,” she said.

“We only have raw milk cheese sales … people come here for raw milk cheese,” adding the farm will only make pasteurized cheese for the time being.

“Our shelves are bare and we just are trying to hold it together and stay alive,” she said.

It is illegal to sell unpasteurized milk, but cheese made from unpasteurized milk is legal for sale in Canada.

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Port Salut Cheese Recalled

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Notification – Certain Port Salut brand cheese may contain generic E. coli bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
August 12, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Other
Hazard classification:
Class 3
Company / Firm:
Fromageries Bel Canada Inc.
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8240
 

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Port Salut Semi-Soft Ripened Cheese 300 g 2013.09.23 SA18913 B
FR 72.264.001 CE
3 073781 004274 Microbiological – Other – E. coli

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More Gorgonzola Cheese Recalled

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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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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

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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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More Il Villaggio Gorgonzola Cheese Recalled

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Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
July 18, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Agropur
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8175

Advisory details

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:

Affected products

Codes(s) on Product Additional Info
Lot # L011013149 Best Before date
13OC01
Lot # L240913142 Best Before date
13SE24
Lot # L160913134 Best Before date
13SE16
Lot # L090913127 Best Before date
13SE09
Lot # L260813113 Best Before date
13AU26
Lot # L190813106 Best Before date
13AU19
Lot # L130813100 Best Before date
13AU13
Lot # L050813092 Best Before date
13AU05
Lot # L240713080 Best Before date
13JL24
Lot # L170713078 Best Before date
13JL17

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.

Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce CheeseIl Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese - Sweet and Creamy FlavorGorgonzola Dolce Cheese - Best Before date 13 october 15

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More Mauri Gorgonzola Cheese Recalled

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

Recall date:
March 1, 2013
Reason for recall:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Recalling Firm:
Arla Foods Incorporated
Distribution:
Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 1, 2013 – The public warning issued on February 25, 2013 has been updated to include additional Best Before date codes of the product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Arla Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Mauri brand Gorgonzola cheese, product of Italy, described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these 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.

The importer, Arla Foods Inc., Concord, 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
Mauri Gorgonzola Approximately 1.5 kg 13/04/13 & 21/04/13

More information

For more information consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Carl Choueiri of Arla Foods Inc. at 905-669-9393 Ext. 438;

Christine Picheca, Jesson and Company Communications Inc., at 416-992-1092 or 416-323-7828.

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.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.

Fact Sheet: Food Safety Facts on Listeria

Media enquiries

Carl Choueiri
Arla Foods Inc.
905-669-9393 Ext. 438

Christine Picheca
Jesson and Company Communications Inc.
416-992-1092 or 416-323-7828.

CFIA Media Relations
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Arla Foods Inc Recalls Mauri Gorgonzola Cheese

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Mauri brand Gorgonzola may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall date:
February 25, 2013
Reason for recall:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Recalling Firm:
Arla Foods Incorporated
Distribution:
Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Consumer
  

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 25, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Arla Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Mauri brand Gorgonzola cheese, product of Italy, described below because the product may be contaminated withListeria monocytogenes.

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

The importer, Arla Foods Inc., Concord, 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 Additional Info
Mauri Gorgonzola Approximately 1.44 kg L. 3100012 « PACKAGING DATE; DATE DE PRODUTION 07/01/13 »
« BEST BEFORE A CONSUMMER DE PREFERENCE AVANT LE 07/04/13 »

More information

For more information consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Carl Choueiri of Arla Foods Inc. at 905-669-9393 Ext. 438;

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.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.

Fact Sheet: Food Safety Facts on Listeria 

    • Mauri brand Gorgonzola cheese
    • Arla Foods Incorporated-Gorgonzola cheese

 

Fromagerie Bergeron Recalls Contaminated Cheese

Reference Number: 7695
Recalling Firm: FROMAGERIE BERGERON INC.
Date of Recall: 1/16/2013
Recall Classification: 2
Distribution : Quebec
Extent of the Product Distribution : Retail

Product List

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall:
FROMAGERIE BERGERON BRINS DE GOUDA FIRM UNRIPENED CHEESE 100 g PKGD ON 2013 JA 14
BEST BEFORE 2013 JA 29
LOT 13-0065
0 62036 10100 7 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Metal
FROMAGERIE BERGERON BRINS DE GOUDA FIRM UNRIPENED CHEESE 180 g PKGD ON 2013 JA 14
BEST BEFORE 2013 JA 29
LOT 13-0065
0 62036 02060 5 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Metal
FROMAGERIE BERGERON BRINS DE GOUDA FIRM UNRIPENED CHEESE 230 g PKGD ON 2013 JA 14
BEST BEFORE 2013 JA 29
LOT 13-0065
0 62036 10230 1 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Metal
FROMAGERIE BERGERON BRINS DE GOUDA FIRM UNRIPENED CHEESE 260 g PKGD ON 2013 JA 14
BEST BEFORE 2013 JA 29
LOT 13-0065
0 62036 02065 0 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Metal
FROMAGERIE BERGERON BRINS DE GOUDA FIRM UNRIPENED CHEESE 300 g PKGD ON 2013 JA 14
BEST BEFORE 2013 JA 29
LOT 13-0065
0 62036 10300 1 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Metal
FROMAGERIE BERGERON BRINS DE GOUDA FIRM UNRIPENED CHEESE 500 g PKGD ON 2013 JA 14
BEST BEFORE 2013 JA 29
LOT 13-0065 or 13-0066
0 62036 02050 6 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Metal
FROMAGERIE BERGERON BRINS DE GOUDA FIRM UNRIPENED CHEESE 2.5 kg PKGD ON 2013 JA 14
BEST BEFORE 2013 JA 29
LOT 13-0066
Aucun / None Extraneous Material – Harmful – Metal
FROMAGERIE BERGERON LE POPULAIRE UNRIPENED FIRM CHEESE 335 g DATE OF PREPARATION 2013JA14
BEST BEFORE 2013AL14
LOT 13-65 or 13-66
0 62036 20335 0 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Metal
FROMAGERIE BERGERON LE POPULAIRE UNRIPENED FIRM CHEESE 675 g DATE OF PREPARATION 2013JA14
BEST BEFORE 2013AL14
LOT 13-65
0 62036 00745 3 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Metal
FROMAGERIE BERGERON LE POPULAIRE UNRIPENED FIRM CHEESE 2.2 (Variable weight) kg 13JA1465 DATE FABRICATION
13AL14
226432 902532 Extraneous Material – Harmful – Metal