This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.

Health Hazard Alert - Certain Le Canotier De L'isle Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
September 13, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 13, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Société coopérative agricole de l'Île-aux-Grues are warning the public not to consume the Le Canotier de l'Isle cheese described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Also affected by this alert is the above product which may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected product.

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

The manufacturer, Société coopérative agricole de l'Île-aux-Grues, L'Île-aux-Grues, Quebec, 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
Le Canotier de l’Isle Le Canotier de l’Isle Firm cheese surface ripened various PRODUCTION DATE
2 10200 xxxxx x* (*variable)

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Société coopérative agricole de l'Île-aux-Grues
418-248-5842 extension 101; or,

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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.

Product photos

Printer ready version of photos

Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
Date modified: