Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 13, 2011 23:35 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2011) - The public warning issued on November 24, 2011 has been expanded to include additional products.

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 Moujadalé 300 - 400 g None 11 MAR 2012
Riviera 300 - 400 g None 11 FEB 2012
Tressé 300 - 400 g None 11 NOV 2012
Vachekaval 300 - 400 g None 11 MAR 2012

The following dairy products bear establishment number 1874. These products have a four digit lot code. If the last 2 digits of the lot code are 45 or lower, e.g. xx-45, xx-44, etc, they are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC
Clic Desi Butter Ghee 454 g (1 lbs) None
Desi Butter Ghee 907 g (2 lbs) None

These products have been distributed in Quebec and Ontario. 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.

Photos of the products are available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/111213_clic.pdf.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600