Updated Schwartz’s At Home Meats Recall

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Recall date:
November 15, 2013
Reason for recall:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Les Salaisons Desco Inc.
Distribution:
Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Recall details

Ottawa, November 15, 2013 – The Food Recall Warning issued on November 13, 2013 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Les Salaisons Desco Inc. is recalling Schwartz’s At Home brand Smoked Meat from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, but may also have been sold in other provinces.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Schwartz’s At Home Smoked Meat 500 g (4 x 125 g) 2013DE13 6 27533 96123 5

What you should do

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Les Salaisons Desco Inc.: 1-800-363-4291 ext: 2244 or 450-437-7182 ext: 2244

Schwartz's brand Smoked MeatSchwartz's brand Smoked Meat - UPCSchwartz's brand Smoked Meat - back of package

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Imported Salad Products from Reser’s Fine Foods Recalled

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Certain salad products from Reser’s Fine Foods (Topeka, KS) may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
October 26, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Reser’s Fine Foods Inc.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 26, 2013 – The public warning issued on October 24, 2013 has been updated to include additional products and Best Before dates.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Reser’s Fine Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume the salad products described below, because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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

The manufacturer, Reser’s Fine Foods Inc., Beaverton, Oregon, USA, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The following products, marked with a Best Before Date followed by a plant identifier code of 20, are affected by this alert:

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Market Pantry Coleslaw 425 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC10 to 2013 NO03
6 28919 00240 5
Market Pantry Macaroni Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC20 to 2013 NO11
6 28919 00239 9
Market Pantry Potato & Egg Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 NO03 to 2013 NO17
6 28919 00238 2
Market Pantry Potato Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC20 to 2013 NO14
6 28919 00237 5
Reser’s Fine Foods Creamy Spinach Dip 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC17 to 2013 NO14
0 71117 61206 6
Reser’s Fine Foods Crunchy Cole Slaw 425 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC10 to 2013 NO08
0 71117 18244 6
Reser’s Fine Foods Crunchy Cole Slaw 1.25 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC10 to 2013 NO08
0 71117 61225 7
Reser’s Fine Foods Gourmet Red Potato Salad 1.81 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC12 to 2013 NO15
0 71117 00164 8
Reser’s Fine Foods Gourmet Red Potato Salad 340 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC12 to 2013 NO10
0 71117 61209 7
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad with Deviled Egg 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC12 to 2013 NO15
0 71117 61252 3
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad with Egg 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO26
0 71117 18243 9
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad with Egg 1.25 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO26
0 71117 61321 6
Reser’s Fine Foods Traditional Cole Slaw with Oil & Vinegar 425 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC10 to 2013 NO07
0 71117 61254 7
Reser’s Fine Foods Cheesy Macaroni Salad 1.25 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC20 to 2013 NO18
0 71117 61227 1
Reser’s Fine Foods Cheesy Macaroni Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC20 to 2013 NO18
0 71117 18241 5
Reser’s Fine Foods Ranch Pasta Salad with Bacon 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC11 to 2013 NO07
0 71117 61250 9
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO21
0 71117 18242 2
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad 1.25 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO26
0 71117 61320 9
Reser’s Fine Foods Macaroni Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO26
0 71117 18240 8
Reser’s Fine Foods Macaroni Salad 1.25 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO21
0 71117 61322 3
Reser’s Fine Foods Homestyle Potato Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC10 to 2013 NO07
0 71117 61251 6
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad* 3.63 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO27
0 71117 00215 7 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Loaded Baked Potato Salad* 2.27 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC08 to 2013 NO10
0 71117 11586 4 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Cole Slaw* 3.18 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC08 to 2013 NO10
0 71117 15124 4 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Chicken Salad Dressing* 3.63 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC24 to 2013 NO20
71117 14761 2 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Macaroni Salad* 3.63 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC25 to 2013 NO20
0 71117 00216 4 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Four Bean Salad* 3.63 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 NO24 to 2013 DE15
71117 61281 3 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Diced Potato with Egg Salad* 3.63 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO26
71117 65135 5 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Stonemill Kitchens Red Potato Salad with Dijon 2.27 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC15 to 2013 NO18
0 71117 61629 3

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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.

    • Reser's Fine Foods - Four Bean Salad - 3.63 kg
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Macaroni Salad - 3.63 kg
    • Chicken Salad Dressing - 3.63 kg
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad - 3.63 kg
    • Market Pantry - Macaroni Salad - 145 g
    • Market Pantry - Potato and Egg Salad - 140 g
    • Market Pantry - Potato  Salad - 140 g
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Ranch Pasta Salad with Bacon - 454 g
    • Cheesy Macaroni  Salad-1.25 kilograms
    • Cheesy Macaroni  Salad-454 grams
    • Market Pantry - coleslaw
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Creamy Spinach Dip
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Crunchy Cole Slaw - 425 gram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Crunchy Cole Slaw - 1.25 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Gourmet Red Potato Salad - 1.81 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Gourmet Red Potato Salad - 340 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad with Deviled Egg - 454 gram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad with Egg - 454 gram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad with Egg - 1.25 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Traditional Cole Slaw with Oil & Vinegar - 425 gram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad (bulk)
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Loaded Baked Potato Salad (bulk)
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Cole Slaw (bulk)
    • Stonemill Kitchens - Red Potato Salad with Dijon
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad - 1.25 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Macaroni Salad - 1.25 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Homestyle Potato Salad - 454 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Macaroni Salad - 454 gram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad - 454 gram

 

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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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Saucisson Vaudois Recalls Contaminated Deli Meats

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Recall 2510 – Class 1

Warning not to eat deli meat products and ready to eat

Quebec, August 9, 2013 – MAPAQ, in collaboration with Saucisson Vaudois located at 368 Main Street, St. Brigid d’Iberville is warning the public not to consume the Products listed below manufactured by this company, because they may contain Listeria monocytogenes.

Product Lot covered
Lyoner garlic sausage sliced All products sold on the site
July 31 and August 1, 2013
Natural smoked meat sliced ​​pork
Sliced ​​meat loaf farmer
Meatloaf Ham

This notice applies to all units of the products sold locally in formats that vary depending on the weight at the facility mentioned above only. All products are labeled with the words “SAUCISSON VAUDOIS, 368 RUE PRINCIPALE, STE-BRIGIDE.”

The company is voluntarily recalling the products and has agreed with MAPAQ to disseminate this warning as a precaution. It should be noted that no cases of illness associated with the consumption of this food have been reported to date to MAPAQ.

People who have any of these products in their possession should not consume it. They must either return to the institution where they bought it or throw it away. Even if the product does not present any signs of tampering or strange odor, microbiological analyzes revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. This bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness that can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women and their unborn children, the elderly, children and people with weakened immune systems are considered the most vulnerable.

Directorate of Animal Health and Food Inspection Tel. : 418 380-2100

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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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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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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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Agropur Recalls Il Villaggio Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese

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

Recall / advisory date:
July 15, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Agropur
Distribution:
Alberta, Manitoba, May be National, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
 

Advisory details

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.

Affected products

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

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

 

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Central-Epicure Smoked Salmon Recall Expands Again

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Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Central-Epicure brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
April 5, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd.
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 5, 2013 – The public warning issued on April 3, 2013 has been expanded to include additional products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenesPreviously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Central-Epicure brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon products described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Consumers who may have purchased Smoked Atlantic Salmon from these locations, and are unsure if they have the affected product, are advised to check with the store to determine if their product is being recalled.

These products are distributed in Ontario.

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

The manufacturer, Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, 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 UPC Additional Info
Central-Epicure Smoked Atlantic Salmon kg No UPC on package Best Before Date
13AL06

More information

The Smoked Atlantic Salmon described above was also sold in variable weights at fish counters in the following locations in Ontario:

Store Product name on label UPC Dates
McEwan Foods
38 Karl Fraser Road
North York
Smoked Atlantic Salmon Begins with
2 02463
Packed on dates from March 22, 2013 to April 2, 2013 inclusive
Various Metro stores in Ontario Smoked Atlantic Salmon Centre Cut Begins with
219080
Packed on dates up to and including 13.APR.04
Waterfront Seafood Market
3631 Dixie Rd
Mississauga
Sliced Smkd Salmon Begins with
0 2001202
Packed on dates from March 22, 2013 to March 26, 2013 inclusive

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. at foodsafety@centralepicure.com

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.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page. 

    • Smoked Atlantic Salmon
    • McEwan Foods - Smoked Atlantic Salmon
    • Metro - Smoked Atlantic Salmon Centre Cut
    • Waterfront Seafood Market - Sliced Smkd Salmon

 

Central-Epicure Expands Smoked Salmon Recall

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Expanded Health Hazard Alert – Certain Central-Epicure brand smoked salmon products may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
April 4, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd.
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7943

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 4, 2013 – The public warning issued on March 22, 2013 has been expanded to include additional products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenesPreviously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Central-Epicure brand Smoked Salmon products described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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

The manufacturer, Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, 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 UPC Additional Info
Central-Epicure Fresh Sliced Smoked Salmon with Vodka 100 g 0 61279 21210 5 Best Before Date
13AL04
Central-Epicure Smoked Atlantic Salmon Pastrami Seasoned 100 g 0 61279 21220 4 Best Before Date
13AL05

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. at foodsafety@centralepicure.com

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: Listeria monocytogenes – A cause of food poisonin

    • Fresh Sliced Smoked Salmon with Vodka
    • Smoked Atlantic Salmon - pastrami seasoned

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