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Food Recall Warning - Mountainoak Cheese brand Farmstead Premium Dutch Semi-soft cheese products recalled due to Salmonella

Recall date:
February 10, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Mountainoak Cheese Ltd.
Extent of the distribution:
Retail and Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, February 10, 2015 - Mountainoak Cheese Ltd. is recalling Mountainoak Cheese brand Farmstead Premium Dutch Semi-soft cheese products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Please note that some product packages may not bear the same brand or product name as described above, or a brand at all. Also, these products may 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
Mountainoak Cheese Farmstead Premium Dutch Semi-soft Cheese – Mild Variable Used at restaurants from January 12, 2015 up to and including February 10, 2015 Variable or none
Mountainoak Cheese Farmstead Premium Dutch Semi-soft – Smoked Variable Sold at retail from January 20, 2015 up to and including February 10, 2015 Variable 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 Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.


This recall was triggered by test results. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

  • Mountainoak Cheese Ltd.: (519) 662-4967
  • For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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