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Health Hazard Alert - Certain cheese and dairy products produced by EST. 1874 may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
December 13, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
3903052 Canada Inc.
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
6901

Advisory details

Ottawa, December 13, 2011 - The public warning issued on November 24, 2011 has been expanded to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and 3903052 Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume the cheese and dairy products described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following cheese products, bearing establishment number 1874, and any Best Before dates up to and including those listed below, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Last Best Before date
Clic Moujadalé 300 – 400 g None 11 MAR 2012
Clic Riviera 300 – 400 g None 11 FEB 2012
Clic Tressé 300 – 400 g None 11 NOV 2012
Clic Vachekaval 300 – 400 g None 11 MAR 2012

The following dairy products bear establishment number 1874. These products have a four digit lot code. If the last 2 digits of the lot code are 45 or lower, e.g. xx-45, xx-44, etc, they are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC
Clic Desi Butter Ghee 454 g (1 lbs) None
Clic Desi Butter Ghee 907 g (2 lbs) None

These products have been distributed in Quebec and Ontario. These products may also have been distributed to other provinces.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

The manufacturer, 3903052 Canada Inc., Boisbriand, Québec, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

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.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

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

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