Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 24, 2014 12:44 ET

Food Recall Warning: Bravo Brand "Queijo de Vaca" Cheese Recalled Due to Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 24, 2014) - Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/1pflOXG

Unicer Foods Ltd. is recalling "Queijo de Vaca" Cheese, product of Portugal, from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been distributed in Ontario and Quebec.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Bravo "Queijo de Vaca" Whole cow's milk cheese Variable None Best Before: 14/10/14
Lot: 14BPMTAUMT
Production: 14/05/14

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

- Learn more about the health risks at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/fact-sheets/food-poisoning/eng/1331151916451/1331152055552

- Sign up for recall notifications by email or follow us on Twitter at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/stay-connected/eng/1299856061207/1299856119191

Background

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

- Unicer Foods Ltd.: (416) 766-9535

- CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600