Costco Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats Product Recall – Listeria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Formaggio brand Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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

The Importer, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., Ottawa, Canada is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

 

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Formaggio Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella 675 gpackages The affected product was sold at Costco stores between February 13, 2013 and March 11, 2013. All BEST BEFORE codes are affected. 7 08531 29431 7

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. at 1-800-463-3783

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

Profile imageAuthor: Steven Zussino on March 13th, 2013. Steven Zussino is the co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. He loves to help Canadians save money on groceries. He also runs the blog, CanadianPersonalFinance.com.

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