Food Recall: Nature’s Best & Zavat Chalav Cheese


Food Recall: Nature's Best & Zavat Chalav Cheese

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Canada FlagCanada/Ottawa: Gaton’s Foods Dairy, a Thornhill, Ontario establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Nature’s Best branded and Zavat Chalav branded Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheese products from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Listeria monocytogenes contamination and consequential risks of Gram-positive bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death.

CFIA: https://bit.ly/3rDzSOM

Direct link: https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/certain-nature-s-best-brand-and-zavat-chalav-brand-cheese-products-recalled-due

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Cheese products are subject to this recall:

  • Nature’s Best branded Shredded Cheese Cheddar, sold in three (3) individual packages of 267 grams each (for a total package weight of ~800 grams) with a batch/lot of 22084, a best-before date code of 2023/01/20 and a UPC of 6 80852 00122 8
  • Nature’s Best branded Shredded Cheese Cheddar Mozzarella, sold in three (3) individual packages of 267 grams each (for a total package weight of ~800 grams) with a batch/lot of 9921463, a best-before date code of 2023/01/21 and a UPC of 6 80852 00187 7
  • Nature’s Best branded Sliced Cheese Cheddar, sold in 170 gram packages with a batch/lot of 22111, a best-before date code of 23/01/20 and a UPC of 6 80852 00202 7
  • Zavat Chalav branded Shredded Cheese Mozzarella, sold in 800 gram packages with a batch/lot of 22120, a best-before date code of 2023/01/20 and a UPC of 6 80852 91044 5
  • Zavat Chalav branded Shredded Cheese Cheddar & Mozz, sold in 800 gram packages with a batch/lot of 9921463, a best-before date code of 2023/01/21 and a UPC of 6 80852 91045 2

An earlier FDA notification reported the following Nature’s Best branded and Zavat Chalav branded Mozzarella Cheese products were subject to recall. You can see our coverage of the previous recall here: https://wp.me/p2bVty-m4b.

  • Nature’s Best branded Light Mozzarella Cheese, sold in 800 gram packages with a batch/lot of 22116, a best-before date code of 2023/01/20 and a UPC of 6 80852 00184 6
  • Zavat Chalav branded Light Mozzarella Cheese Thins, sold in 150 gram packages with a batch code of 22116, a best-before date code of 23/01/20 and a UPC of 6 80852 91089 6
  • Zavat Chalav branded Shredded Light Mozzarella, sold in 800 gram packages with a batch/code of 22116, a best-before date code of 2023/01/21 and a UPC of 6 8085 291044 5

==> No item numbers, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

These Nature’s Best branded and Zavat Chalav branded Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheese products were known to be marketed, distributed and sold in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution within the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

Logo - Canadian Food Inspection Agency ("CFIA")According to the CFIA, Gaton’s Foods Dairy has recalled certain batch/lots of Nature’s Best branded and Zavat Chalav branded Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheese products from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Listeria monocytogenes contamination As a result of this reported defect, you should neither serve nor consume the recalled Dairy products identified above.

==> For information about Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

Proposed Remedy:
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Nature’s Best branded and/or Zavat Chalav branded Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheese products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the Sandwiches to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat bacterial poisonings such as Listeriosis.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Gaton’s Foods Dairy by e-mail at info@gatonsfoods.com,

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please e-mail the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) at information@inspection.gc.ca. You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or +1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time.

If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at +1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at cfia.media.acia@inspection.gc.ca.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected generic Bacterial contamination, please search for “bacterial” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Listeria monocytogenes contamination, please search for “Listeria” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Gaton’s Foods Dair,  please search for “Gaton” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Fresh and Local brand name, please search for “Fresh and Local” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

French/Français:
You can also read about this recall in French here (“ACIA”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/rappel-certains-produits-fromage-marque-nature-s-best-et-marque-zavat-chalav-en-raison

Vous pouvez également lire ce rappel en français ici (“ACIA”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/rappel-certains-produits-fromage-marque-nature-s-best-et-marque-zavat-chalav-en-raison

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More information about this recall:
CFIA/ACIA reference number: RA-64602
Canadian Food Inspection Agency ID: 15208
Recalls Direct RIN: 16318-2022
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