Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 13, 2013 23:48 ET

Health Hazard Alert: Certain Le Canotier de L'isle Cheese May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 13, 2013) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Société coopérative agricole de l'Île-aux-Grues are warning the public not to consume the Le Canotier de l'Isle cheese described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Le Canotier de l'Isle cheese is affected by this alert:

Product Size Lot code UPC
Le Canotier de l'Isle
Firm cheese
surface ripened
various PRODUCTION DATE
28SE12
2 10200 xxxxx x*
*variable

Also affected by this alert is the above product which may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected product.

This product has been distributed in Quebec.

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

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

The manufacturer, Société coopérative agricole de l'Île-aux-Grues, L'Île-aux-Grues, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Société coopérative agricole de l'Île-aux-Grues
418-248-5842 extension 101
info@fromagesileauxgrues.com; or,

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page at: http://inspection.gc.ca/food_poisoning.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600