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.
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8978

Recall details

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.

Recalled products

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
Lot: 14BPMTAUMT
Production: 14/05/14
None

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.

Background

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.

Illnesses

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

More information

Unicer Foods Ltd.: (416) 766-9535

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

Media enquiries

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