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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Deschamps brand and Fromagerie Marie Kadé brand cheeses may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
November 11, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
3903052 Canada Inc.
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, November 11, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and 3903052 Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume the cheese products described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Deschamps brand and Fromagerie Marie Kadé brand cheese products bearing establishment number 1874, sold in various size packages of around 300 g, are affected by this alert:

Brand / Product Name UPC Lot Number Best Before Date
Deschamps brand,
Queso Parrilla
None 3 75238 20 MAR 2012
Fromagerie Marie Kadé brand,
7 78546 03000 2 3 75238 20 MAR 2012

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

The manufacturer, 3903052 Canada Inc., Boisbriand, Québec, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this 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.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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