Food recall warning

Certain Nature’s Best brand and Zavat Chalav brand cheese products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

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Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese
Food - Microbial Contamination - Listeria
What to do

Do not consume, use, sell, serve, or distribute recalled products

Affected products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Nature’s Best Shredded Cheese Cheddar 800 g (3 x 267 g) 6 80852 00122 8 22084 Best Before: 2023/01/20
Nature’s Best Shredded Cheese Cheddar Mozzarella 800 g (3 x 267 g) 6 80852 00187 7 9921463 Best Before: 2023/01/21
Nature’s Best Sliced Cheese Cheddar 170 g 6 80852 00202 7 22111 Best Before: 23/01/20
Zavat Chalav Shredded Cheese Mozzarella 800 g 6 80852 91044 5 22120 Best Before: 2023/01/20
Zavat Chalav Shredded Cheese Cheddar & Mozz 800 g 6 80852 91045 2 9921463 Best Before 2023/01/21
Zavat Chalav Sliced Cheese Cheddar Thins 150 g 6 80852 91086 5 22111 Best Before: 23/01/20


The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The recalled products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider
  • Check to see if you have recalled products
  • Do not consume, serve, use, sell, or distribute recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location 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.

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Additional information

Previous recalls or alerts

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s inspection activities.

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

What is being done

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

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Alert / recall type
Food recall warning
Food - Dairy

Gaton’s Foods Dairy 

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency
General public
Recall class
Class 1
Identification number
Canadian Food Inspection Agency ID
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Company information
Gaton’s Foods Dairy


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