Okanagan’s Choice Cheese Recall [Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Castle Cheese (West) recalls some Okanagan’s Choice Cheese brand Chipped Parmesan Cheese due to Listeria monocytogenes hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/mi1Bw

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/34275r-eng.php

Additional information:2171 - Okanagan'sChoiceCheese
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Cheese is subject to this recall:

  • Okanagan’s Choice Cheese – Chipped Parmesan Cheese, 175 gram package; WPC: 0 59756 07314 1; Best Before: 14 JN 11

About Listeria poisoning:
The bacteria that cause Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning) most often produce a gastrointestinal illness that can be quite serious or even fatal. Listeriosis in pregnancy, for example, may cause a miscarriage or fetal death. In other cases, people can develop Septicemia (a serious blood infection) or Meningitis (an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges).

If you suspect your food is contaminated, do not eat it. Contact the retailer for a refund or replacement. Wash your hands, contaminated preparation surfaces, cutlery and serving dishes thoroughly with hot soapy water and dry. Contact your MD immediately if you experience Listeriosis symptoms.

You can learn more about Listeriosis from Health Canada: http://ht.ly/kuRrY

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