Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 11, 2011 23:32 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Deschamps Brand and Fromagerie Marie Kade Brand Cheeses May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 11, 2011) -

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

The following Deschamps brand and Fromagerie Marie Kadé brand cheese products bearing establishment number 1874, sold in various size packages of around 300 g, are affected by this alert:

Brand / Product Name UPC Lot Number Best Before Date
Deschamps brand,
Queso Parrilla
None 3 75238 20 MAR 2012
Fromagerie Marie Kadé
Brand, Halloom
7 78546 03000 2 3 75238 20 MAR 2012

These products have been distributed in Quebec and Ontario.

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 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.

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Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600