Ottawa, March 17, 2014 – Castle Cheese Inc. is recalling Meddo Belle and Okanagan’s Choice Cheese brands shredded cheese products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following products have been sold in Alberta, British Columbia, and may have also been distributed in other provinces.
What you should do
Check to see if you have 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.
For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Code(s) on Product||UPC|
|Meddo Belle||Crumbled Feta Cheese||200 g||Best Before 14 DE 13||0 62608 13907 0|
|Okanagan’s Choice Cheese||Chipped Parmesan Cheese||175 g||Best Before 14 DE 31||0 59756 07314 1|
|Okanagan’s Choice Cheese||Shredded Parmesan Cheese||175 g||Best Before 14 DE 31||0 59756 07210 6|