Ottawa, February 25, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Arla Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Mauri brand Gorgonzola cheese, product of Italy, described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
The importer, Arla Foods Inc., Concord, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
Codes(s) on Product
Approximately 1.44 kg
« PACKAGING DATE; DATE DE PRODUTION 07/01/13 »
« BEST BEFORE A CONSUMMER DE PREFERENCE AVANT LE 07/04/13 »
For more information consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:
Carl Choueiri of Arla Foods Inc. at 905-669-9393 Ext. 438;
Christine Picheca, Jesson and Company Communications Inc., at 416-992-1092 or 416-323-7828.
CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
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.