Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

July 23, 2014 16:44 ET

Food Recall Warning: Luigi Guffanti 1876 Brand Burrata di Corato and Vecchia Malga Brand Burratina Cheeses Recalled Due to Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 23, 2014) -

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Jan K Overweel Ltd. is recalling certain Italian cheeses from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec but may also have been sold in other provinces.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Luigi Guffanti 1876 Burrata di Corato 500 g None Lot 140708
Best Before 23/07/14
Vecchia Malga Burratina 100 g 8 032611 324215 Lot 191
Best Before 26-07-2014

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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Background

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

More information

Contact Information

  • Media enquiries
    Jan K Overweel Ltd.
    905-850-9010

    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600