Ottawa, March 12, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Formaggio brand Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
The Importer, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., Ottawa, Canada is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
Codes(s) on Product
Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella
675 g packages
The affected product was sold at Costco stores between February 13, 2013 and March 11, 2013. All BEST BEFORE codes are affected.
7 08531 29431 7
For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. at 1-800-463-3783
For more information, consumers and industry can call the 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.