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Food Recall Warning - Yanni and Gopi brand cheese products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes
- Recall date:
- September 17, 2015
- Reason for recall:
- Microbiological - Listeria
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Company / Firm:
- Tree of Life Canada
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
Ottawa, September 17, 2015 - Tree of Life Canada is recalling Yanni and Gopi brand cheese products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||UPC||Code(s) on Product|
|Yanni||Hand-Braided String Cheese – Olive Oil, Garlic & Herbs||226 g||7 96252 99012 0||All codes|
|Yanni||Hand-Braided String Cheese – Original||226 g||7 96252 99011 3||All codes|
|Yanni||Hand-Braided String Cheese – Natural Hickory Smoked||226 g||7 96252 99005 2||All codes|
|Yanni||Feta Basket||226 g||7 96252 99007 6||All codes|
|Yanni||Feta Basket with Sundried Tomato & Thyme||226 g||7 96252 99009 0||All codes|
|Yanni||Goat Feta Basket||226 g||7 96252 99008 3||All codes|
|Yanni||Grilling Cheese - Jalapeno & spices||226 g||7 96252 99010 6||All codes|
|Yanni||Grilling Cheese - Original||226 g||7 96252 99013 7||All codes|
|Gopi||Paneer||226 g||7 96252 99006 9||All codes|
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.
This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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 in Canada associated with the consumption of these products.
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