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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Mauri brand Gorgonzola may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
February 25, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Arla Foods Incorporated
Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
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Advisory details

Ottawa, February 25, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Arla Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Mauri brand Gorgonzola cheese, product of Italy, described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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

The importer, Arla Foods Inc., Concord, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product Additional Info
Mauri Gorgonzola Approximately 1.44 kg L. 3100012 « PACKAGING DATE; DATE DE PRODUTION 07/01/13 »

More information

For more information consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Carl Choueiri of Arla Foods Inc. at 905-669-9393 Ext. 438;

Christine Picheca, Jesson and Company Communications Inc., at 416-992-1092 or 416-323-7828.

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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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Mauri brand Gorgonzola cheese

Mauri brand Gorgonzola cheese

Arla Foods Incorporated-Gorgonzola cheese

Arla Foods Incorporated-Gorgonzola cheese

Media enquiries

Carl Choueiri
Arla Foods Inc.
905-669-9393 Ext. 438

CFIA Media Relations
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