Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 20, 2015 03:16 ET

Food Recall Warning: Certain Bothwell Brand Shredded Cheese Products Recalled Due to Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 20, 2015) -

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Bothwell Cheese Inc. is recalling certain Bothwell brand shredded cheese products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Bothwell White Cheddar Shred 10 kg (2 x 5 kg) None Lot # 151030
Bothwell Old Cheddar Shred 10 kg (2 x 5 kg) None Lot # 151030
Bothwell Mild Shred 10 kg None Lot # 151030
Bothwell Old Shred 6.81 kg (3 x 2.27 kg) None Lot # 151030
Bothwell Mozzarella Blend Shredded Cheese 340 g 0 58898 34082 1 Best Before JUN 26 16

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were 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.

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Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. 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 these products.

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