Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 24, 2011 20:17 ET

Amended Health Hazard Alert/CFIA: Certain Cheese and Dairy Products Produced by Est. 1874 May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The public warning issued on November 23, 2011 has been amended to identify additional coding and distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and 3903052 Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume the cheese and dairy products described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following cheese products, bearing establishment number 1874, and any Best Before dates up to and including those listed below, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Last Best Before date
Clic Akawi 300 - 400 g None 08 MAR 2012
Baladi 300 - 400 g None 08 FEB 2012
Halloom 300 - 400 g None 01 MAY 2012
Labneh 500 g 0 58504 70815 1 27 DEC 2011
Nabulsi 300 - 400 g None 01 MAY 2012
Shinglish 300 - 400 g None 07 NOV 2012
Deschamps Baby Panela 300 - 400 g None 16 DEC 2011
Queso Oaxaca 300 - 400 g None 09 DEC 2011
Queso Blanco 300 - 400 g None 21 NOV 2011
Queso Chipotle Jalapeno 300 - 400 g None 30 DEC 2011
Queso Duro Blando 300 - 400 g None 07 APR 2012
Queso Feta 300 - 400 g None 07 APR 2012
Queso Hebra 300 - 400 g None 30 DEC 2011
Queso Inca 300 - 400 g None 01 NOV 2012
Queso Parrilla 300 - 400 g None 20 MAR 2012
Fromagerie Marie Kadé Akawi 300 - 400 g 7 78546 07000 8 08 MAR 2012
Baladi 300 - 400 g 7 78546 02000 3 08 FEB 2012
Domiati 300 - 400 g 7 78546 21000 8 04 FEB 2012
Halloom 300 - 400 g 7 78546 03000 2 01 MAY 2012
Istanbuli 300 - 400 g 7 78546 19000 3 07 APR 2012
Labneh 500 g 7 78546 00500 0 27 DEC 2011
Moujadalé 300 - 400 g 7 78546 04000 1 04 MAY 2012
Nabulsi 300 - 400 g 7 78546 05000 0 01 MAY 2012
Queso Espanol 300 - 400 g 7 78546 20000 9 18 NOV 2011
Riviera approx. 2 kg 7 78546 21000 8 07 NOV 2011
Shinglish approx. 200 g 7 78546 10000 2 07 NOV 2012
Syrian 300 - 400 g 7 78546 12000 0 27 APR 2012
Tressé 300 - 400 g 7 78546 01000 4 10 NOV 2012
Vachekaval 300 - 400 g 7 78546 11000 1 10 MAR 2012*
TIFCO Cotija Queso Duro-Blando 300 - 400 g None 30 DEC 2011
Queso Oaxaca 300 - 400 g None 04 JAN 2012
Queso Panela 420 g None 09 DEC 2011
Queso Panela 1.36 kg None 09 DEC 2011
Queso Chipotle Jalapeno 300 - 400 g None 04 MAY 2012

The following dairy products, bearing establishment number 1874, and any Best Before dates up to and including those listed below, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Last Best Before date
Clic Ayran 500 ml 0 58504 70821 2 03 JAN 2012
Fromagerie Marie Kadé Ayran 500 ml 7 78546 09500 1 03 JAN 2012
Fromagerie Marie Kadé Ayran 2 L 7 78546 09002 0 03 JAN 2012
Fromagerie Marie Kadé Samneh 454 g 7 78546 19001 0 None
Fromagerie Marie Kadé Samneh 908 g 7 78546 19002 7 None

These products have been distributed in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta*. These products may also have been distributed to other provinces.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

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 manufacturer, 3903052 Canada Inc., Boisbriand, Québec, is voluntarily recalling the affected 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 Listeria monocytogenes, visit the Food Facts web page at:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/listeriae.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: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

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