Food recall warning

Surface-ripened soft and semi-soft cheeses recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

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Summary

Product
Soft surface ripened cheese, Semi-soft surface-ripened cheese
Issue
Food - Microbial Contamination - Listeria
What to do

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

Affected products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Le Fromage au Village Angelus - Soft surface ripened cheese Approx. 200 g 6 73536 02012 7 R603
R604
R607
R611
R614
R617
R619
R622
Le Fromage au Village Le Casimir - Soft surface ripened cheese Approx. 200 g None R608
Le Fromage au Village Le Cendré de Notre-Dame - Semi-soft surface-ripened cheese Approx. 150 g None R605
R606
R610
R612
R618
R621
R623
La Vache à Maillotte Mélo-Dieux – Surface-ripened soft cheese Approx. 275 g None R594
R602
R613

Issue

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

The recalled products have been sold in Ontario, Quebec, online 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

Background

This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak.

There have been reported illnesses that may be associated with the consumption of these products. Further lab testing is underway to confirm the link.

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.

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Food recall warning
Category
Food - Dairy
Companies

Le Fromage au Village Inc.

Published by
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Audience
General public
Recall class
Class 1
Identification number
RA-72600
Canadian Food Inspection Agency ID
15366
Media and public enquiries
Company information
Le Fromage au Village Inc.
Telephone: 819-625-2255
Email: qualite@fromageauvillage.ca
Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: information@inspection.gc.ca
Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
Email: cfia.media.acia@inspection.gc.ca