Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 04, 2009 21:11 ET

CFIA/Expanded Health Hazard Alert-Certain Cream Cheese Products May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The public warning issued on December 2, 2009 has been expanded to include additional products. These additional retail products were prepared using the original cream cheese recalled by Western Creamery, a division of Liberte Natural Foods.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Cream Cheese products described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Cream Cheese products in variable weight packages, sold at deli counters or clerk-served between November 25 and December 4, 2009, are affected by this alert:



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Product Sold from
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Canadian Cream Cheese Spread Certain of the following stores in Ontario:
Nacho Dip Loblaw
Nachos with Dip Real Canadian Superstore
Nachos with Salsa Party Tray Your Independent Grocer
Fortinos
Zehrs

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Plain Cream Cheese Metro
1050 Don Mills Rd., North York, ON

Metro
3090 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON

Metro
80 Front St. E, Toronto, ON

Metro
444 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

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Cream Cheese - Plain Sobey's
9200 Bathurst St., Vaughan, ON

Sobey's
147 Laird Dr., Toronto, ON

Sobey's
1015 Broadview Ave., Toronto, ON

Sobey's
710 Mount Pleasant Rd., Toronto, ON

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Cream Cheese Leslieville Cheese Market
891 Queen St. E, Toronto, ON

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Lana's Cream Cheese Daiter's Fresh Market
3535 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON

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Cream Cheese Galati Market Fresh
5845 Leslie St., Toronto, ON

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The CFIA is continuing its investigation to identify other retail locations where the affected Cream cheese may have been sold. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer if they are unsure whether the Cream Cheese product they have is affected.

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

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a food borne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The manufacturer and various retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected cream cheese products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call the 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).

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit our web site at: www.inspection.gc.ca

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600