Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 18, 2015 21:58 ET

Food Recall Warning: Flight of Cheese Trays Prepared In-Store at Safeway May Contain Yanni and Gopi Brand Cheese Products Recalled Due to Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2015) -

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Safeway is recalling Flight of Cheese trays prepared in store at Safeway which may contain recalled Yanni and Gopi brand cheese products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

This recall applies to Flight of Cheese trays prepared in-store that may contain the following affected products; Yanni brand Hand-Braided String Cheese Olive Oil Garlic & Herbs, Yanni brand Hand-Braided String Cheese Original, and Gopi brand Paneer, purchased from Safeway on or before September 17th, 2015. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected products should check with their Safeway store.

The following products have been sold from Safeway stores in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Safeway Flight of Cheese
(plastic wrapped on Styrofoam tray)
Variable Variable Any tray that may contain the affected cheese products:
- Yanni brand Hand-Braided String Cheese Olive Oil Garlic & Herbs,
- Yanni brand Hand-Braided String Cheese Original
- Gopi brand Paneer
purchased from Safeway on or before September 17, 2015

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store 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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This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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.


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

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