Food recall warning

Certain Coaticook brand Cheddar cheese recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
December 16, 2019
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Laiterie Coaticook Ltée
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Last updated: 2019-12-19

Advisory details

Ottawa, December 16, 2019 - Laiterie Coaticook Ltée. is recalling certain Coaticook brand Cheddar cheese from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Coaticook Mild Cheddar Cheese 50 g 0 59263 60050 2 Best Before: 03MR20
Coaticook Mild Cheddar Cheese 180 g 0 59263 60180 6 Best Before: 03MR20
Coaticook Mild Cheddar Cheese 320 g 0 59263 60320 6 Best Before: 03MR20
Coaticook Mild Cheddar Cheese 2.27 kg 0260005 Best Before: 03MR20
Coaticook Mild Cheddar Cheese 1.15 kg 0260025 Best Before: 03MR20
Coaticook Bloc Cheddar Cheese Variable Starting with

0 260001
Best Before: 03MR20
Coaticook Pointe Cheddar Cheese Variable Starting with 0 250006 Best Before: 03MR20

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the 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.

Who is affected

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


This recall was triggered by the company. 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 the recalled products from the marketplace.


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Company information
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