Updated Food Recall Warning - Wilton Cheese Factory brand Old Cheddar Cheese recalled due to Listeria

Recall date:
February 7, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
A.M. Jensen Ltd.
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8598

Recall details

Ottawa, February 7, 2014 - The food recall warning issued earlier today has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

A.M. Jensen Ltd. is recalling Wilton Cheese Factory brand Old Cheddar Cheese from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold at multiple locations in Ontario.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Wilton Cheese Factory Old Cheddar Cheese (White) Variable Packed on: 14.01.27
thru
Packed on: 14.02.06
Variable

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by CFIA's test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

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