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Food Recall Warning - Certain Bothwell brand shredded cheese products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Recall date:
December 19, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Bothwell Cheese Inc.
Manitoba, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, December 19, 2015 - Bothwell Cheese Inc. is recalling certain Bothwell brand shredded cheese products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Bothwell White Cheddar Shred 10 kg (2 x 5 kg) Lot # 151030 None
Bothwell Old Cheddar Shred 10 kg (2 x 5 kg) Lot # 151030 None
Bothwell Mild Shred 10 kg Lot # 151030 None
Bothwell Old Shred 6.81 kg (3 x 2.27 kg) Lot # 151030 None
Bothwell Mozzarella Blend Shredded Cheese 340 g Lot # 160626
Best Before JUN 26 16
0 58898 34082 1

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location 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.


This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. 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 these products.

More information

Bothwell Cheese Inc.: Mike Raftis, (204) 388-5022

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

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