Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 13, 2008 01:17 ET

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): Health Hazard Alert - Certain Cambrooke Foods Imitation Cream Cheese and Peanot Butter™ Spreads May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2008) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Cambrooke Foods are warning the public not to consume certain CamBrooke Foods brand imitation cream cheese and Peanot Butter™ spreads because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

All codes of the following CamBrooke Foods brand products are affected by this alert:



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Product Size SKU UPC
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Cheddar Wizard Low Protein
Imitation Cream Cheese 8 oz (227 g) 10310 8 04795 10310 2
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Herb & Garlic Low Protein
Imitation Cream Cheese 8 oz (227 g) 10308 8 04795 10308 9
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Plain Low Protein
Imitation Cream Cheese 8 oz (227 g) 10306 8 04795 10306 5
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Low Protein Imitation
Peanot Butter™ 16 oz (454g) 10809 8 04795 10809 1
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These products have been distributed nationally through direct consumer sales and speciality stores catering to special nutritional needs.

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

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.

The manufacturer, Cambrooke Foods, LLC, Framingham, MA, USA is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Further information on this recall can be found on the company's web site at: http://www.cambrookefoods.com/information/product_recall.php

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

Cambrooke Foods at 1-866-456-9776 (toll free)

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 receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Garfield Balsom (English)
    613-760-4232
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    613-760-4112
    or
    Cambrooke Foods
    1-866-456-9776