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Food Recall Warning - Bravo brand "Queijo de Vaca" Cheese recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes
- Recall date:
- June 24, 2014
- Reason for recall:
- Microbiological - Listeria
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Company / Firm:
- Unicer Foods Ltd.
- Ontario, Quebec
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
Ottawa, June 24, 2014 - Unicer Foods Ltd. is recalling "Queijo de Vaca" Cheese, product of Portugal, from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Code(s) on Product||UPC|
|Bravo||"Queijo de Vaca" Whole cow's milk cheese||Variable||Best Before: 14/10/14
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was 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.
This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. 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.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
Unicer Foods Ltd.: (416) 766-9535
For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.
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