Western Creamery

December 02, 2009 21:23 ET

Western Creamery Initiates Precautionary Cream Cheese Recall

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2009) - Western Creamery, today announced that it is voluntarily recalling light and regular 250 gram tubs of Western cream cheese with the best before date December 28, 2009 after initial test results from one container of the product tested positive for Salmonella during a routine test.

The Company is notifying retailers in Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick of the precautionary recall where 667 cases of the product were distributed and has asked that the products be removed from the shelves immediately.

"We are in the process of waiting for final test results but felt it was in the best interests of consumers to initiate a precautionary recall until we can be certain that our products meet our high quality control standards," said Roger Dickhout, president of Western Creamery.

To date no illnesses have been reported from consumption of these products.

The products being recalled can be identified by the best before date of December 28, 2009. They are:

  • 250 gram Western light cream cheese UPC 0 61641 00006 4
  • 250 gram Western cream cheese UPC 0 61641 01550 1

Consumers who have purchased any of the identified Western Creamery cream cheese are advised to dispose of the product and contact Western Creamery at info@westerncreamery.com or by calling Anita Kadar at 905 458 3710 or 1 800 265 3230 for a full refund.

Consumers are asked not to take the product back to the store where they purchased the product. The Company is working cooperatively with the CFIA to complete the recall. Western Creamery regrets the inconvenience that this recall has caused its consumers and customers.

About Western Creamery

For over sixty years, Western Creamery has been providing Ontario customers with high quality cultured dairy products. The company, located in Brampton and Downsview, makes a variety of natural yogurts, cream cheese spreads, pressed cottage cheeses, and sour creams. The brand is committed to high quality and freshness. Western Creamery is a local, natural tradition.

Contact Information

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    Caroline Spivak
    416.371.9740