Shredded Cheese Products recalled due to Listeria food recall.
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
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.
For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.