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Updated Food Recall Warning - Extra brand "Queijo De Mistura" Cheese recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Recall date:
July 8, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Unicer Foods Ltd.
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
9031

Recall details

Ottawa, July 8, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on June 24, 2014 has been updated to include an additional product. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Unicer Foods Ltd. is recalling "Queijo de Mistura" Cheese, product of Portugal, from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Some product packages may not bear a code. 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
Extra "Queijo De Mistura"
A combination of cow's, sheep's and goat's milk
Variable Lot: 02EGMUAUMT
Production: 14/05/14
None

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was 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.

Background

This recall was triggered by the CFIA inspection activities. 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.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

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