Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

February 10, 2015 22:09 ET

Food Recall Warning: Mountainoak Cheese Brand Farmstead Premium Dutch Semi-Soft Cheese Products Recalled due to Salmonella

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 10, 2015) -

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Mountainoak Cheese Ltd. is recalling Mountainoak Cheese brand Farmstead Premium Dutch Semi-soft cheese products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Ontario.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Mountainoak Cheese Farmstead Premium Dutch Semi-soft Cheese - Mild Variable Variable or none Used at restaurants from January 12, 2015 up to and including February 10, 2015
Mountainoak Cheese Farmstead Premium Dutch Semi-soft - Smoked Variable Variable or none Sold at retail from January 20, 2015 up to and including February 10, 2015

Please note that some product packages may not bear the same brand or product name as described above, or a brand at all. Also, these products may have been sold clerk-served from deli counters with or without a label or coding. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

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 Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

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Background

This recall was triggered by test results. 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.

Illnesses

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

More information

• Mountainoak Cheese Ltd.: (519) 662-4967

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

Contact Information

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    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600