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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
July 15, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Agropur
Distribution:
Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8170

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 15, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Agropur are warning the public not to consume the Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese described below because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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

The importer, Agropur, St-Hubert, Quebec, 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 UPC
Il Villaggio Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese 150 g package Best Before date 13/OC/15 67400 01454 9

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact

Agropur Cheese and Ingredients Division
Fine Cheese Business Unit
Customer service: 1-450-443-4838 or 1-800-668-0806; or

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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.

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