Ottawa, September 13, 2013 - 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.
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.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
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.
Code(s) on Product
Le Canotier de l’Isle
Le Canotier de l’Isle Firm cheese surface ripened
2 10200 xxxxx x*
For more information, consumers and industry can contact:
Société coopérative agricole de l'Île-aux-Grues 418-248-5842 extension 101 email@example.com; or,
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.