Food recall warning

Certain Igor brand Gorgonzola Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
July 30, 2013
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Health Hazard Alert
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Agropur
Distribution:
Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8198

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 30, 2013 - The public warning issued on July 18, 2013 has been updated to include an additional product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Agropur are warning the public not to consume the Igor brand Gorgonzola Cheese described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Also affected by this alert is the product below 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 product.

This product was distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick. However, it may have been distributed in other provinces.

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

The importer, Agropur, St-Hubert, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

All lot codes and Best Before dates of the following Igor brand Gorgonzola cheese, product of Italy, are affected by this alert.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size UPC
Igor Gorgonzola Igorcreme DOP 1/8 1.5 kg 2190010 014222

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