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Updated Food Recall Warning - Jensen Cheese brand Old Cheddar Cheese (white) recalled due to Listeria

Recall date:
February 10, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
A.M. Jensen Ltd.
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, February 10, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on February 7, 2014 has been updated to include additional product and distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

A.M. Jensen Ltd. is recalling Jensen Cheese brand Old Cheddar Cheese (white) from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The affected product, Jensen Cheese brand Old Cheddar Cheese (white), was sold in variable weight packages at the following retail locations in Ontario during the periods shown below.
Retail Location Address Dates sold
Cousin's Market 1215 Hurontario Street, Mississauga Jan 30 – Feb  7, inclusive
Marilu's Market 4025 New Street, Burlington Jan 16 – Feb  7, inclusive
Pusateri's Fine Foods 2901 Bayview  Avenue, Toronto Jan 28 – Feb  7, inclusive
Pusateri's Fine Foods 57 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto Feb 4 – 7, inclusive
Valeriote's Market 204 Yorkshire Road N, Guelph Jan 24 – Feb  7, inclusive
Fiesta Farms 200 Christie Street, Toronto Jan 29 – Feb  7, inclusive
Harvest Wagon 1103 Yonge Street, Toronto Jan 21 – Feb  7, inclusive
Locke Street Meats &Deli 205 Locke Street S, Hamilton Jan 16 – Feb  7, inclusive
Market Fresh 10 Paisley Street, Guelph Jan 31 – Feb  7, inclusive
Picone Fine Food 34 King Street W, Dundas Jan 16 – Feb  7, inclusive
The Mustard Seed 460 York Blvd, Hamilton Jan 23 – Feb  7, inclusive
Whole Foods Market - Yorkville 87 Avenue Road, Yorkville Jan 21 – Feb  7, inclusive

Some product packages may not bear a code or indicate the Jensen Cheese brand name. This product may also have been sold clerk-served from deli counters with or without a label or coding. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Jensen Cheese Old Cheddar Cheese (white) Various 2313.197, 2313.297.
Some retailers listed above may have applied a different code.
Various or None

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.


This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.


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

More information

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

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