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Health Hazard Alert - KRINOS BRAND MINI KASHKAVAL CHEESE FROM SHEEPS MILK may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
October 29, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Krinos Foods Canada
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 29, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Krinos Foods Canada Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Krinos brand Mini Kashkaval Cheese from Sheeps Milk because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected product, Krinos brand Mini Kashkaval Cheese from Sheeps Milk, product of Bulgaria, is sold in 470 g to 500 g packages bearing a Best Before date of 2013 SE 15. This product has been distributed in Ontario only.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The importer, Krinos Foods Canada Ltd., Vaughan, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Krinos Mini Kashkaval Cheese from Sheeps Milk 470 g to 500 g Best Before date of 2013 SE 15 la date de péremption 2013 SE 15

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Krinos Foods Canada Ltd. at (905) 669-4414;

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.

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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