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

Recall / advisory date:
July 18, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Agropur
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8175

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 18, 2013 - The public warning issued on July 15, 2013 has been updated to include additional product codes.

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.

The affected product, Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese, imported from Italy, is sold in a 150 g package bearing UPC 67400 01454 9.

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.

The following additional Best Before dates / Lot # are affected by this updated alert:

Affected products

Code(s) on Product Additional Info
Lot # L011013149 Best Before date
13OC01
Lot # L240913142 Best Before date
13SE24
Lot # L160913134 Best Before date
13SE16
Lot # L090913127 Best Before date
13SE09
Lot # L260813113 Best Before date
13AU26
Lot # L190813106 Best Before date
13AU19
Lot # L130813100 Best Before date
13AU13
Lot # L050813092 Best Before date
13AU05
Lot # L240713080 Best Before date
13JL24
Lot # L170713078 Best Before date
13JL17

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.

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

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