Certain Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
July 15, 2013

Type of communication:

Alert sub-type:
Health Hazard Alert

Microbiological - Listeria

Hazard classification:
Class 1

Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recalling firm:

Quebec, Alberta, Ontario, May be National, Manitoba

Extent of the product distribution:

CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 15, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Agropur are warning the public not to consume the Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese described below because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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

The importer, Agropur, St-Hubert, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Il Villaggio Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese 150 g package Best Before date 13/OC/15 67400 01454 9

For more information, consumers and industry can contact

Agropur Cheese and Ingredients Division
Fine Cheese Business Unit
Customer service: 1-450-443-4838 or 1-800-668-0806