Okanagan's Choice Cheese Brand Food Recall

Okanagan’s Choice Cheese Brand Food Recall

Shredded Cheese Products recalled due to Listeria food recall.


Recall details

Ottawa, March 13, 2014 – Castle Cheese Inc. is recalling Okanagan’s Choice Cheese brand shredded cheese products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recall date: March 13, 2014
Reason for recall: Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification: Class 1
Company / Firm: Castle Cheese Inc.
Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba
Extent of the distribution: Retail

Recalled products

The following products have been sold in Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Okanagan’s Choice Cheese Nacho Blend – Cheddar, Mozzarella Shredded Cheese 200 g Best Before 15JA13 0 59756 08208 2
Okanagan’s Choice Cheese Shredded Cheddar Cheese 200 g Best Before 15JA13 0 59756 08008 8
Okanagan’s Choice Cheese Shredded Mozzarella Cheese 200 g Best Before 15JA20 0 59756 08108 5
Okanagan’s Choice Cheese Shredded Parmesan Cheese 175 g Best Before 15JA20 0 59756 07210 6

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.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Lina Zussino

Lina Zussino, is a co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. GroceryAlerts.ca encourages real whole foods cooking while helping Canadians save money with grocery deals and coupons.


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