Certain Ballarini brand Gorgonzola cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes
- Starting date:
- August 2, 2013
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Health Hazard Alert
- Microbiological - Listeria
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- Jan K Overweel Ltd.
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
Ottawa, August 2, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Jan K Overweel Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Ballarini brand Gorgonzola cheese products described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Also affected by this alert are the below products 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 products.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
The importer, Jan K Overweel Ltd., Woodbridge, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC|
|Ballarini||Gorgonzola D.O.P. Cremaverde||4 x 1.5 kg (Random weight)||
Best Before: 2013/10/17
Best Before: 2013/11/16
|Ballarini||Gorgonzola Dolce DOP||150 g||
Best Before: 2013/09/04
Best Before: 2013/10/08
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Jan K Overweel Ltd.
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