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Canadian Recall: Certain Igor brand Gorgonzola Cheese may contain Listeria monocytoge
Certain Igor brand Gorgonzola Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes
July 30, 2013
Type of communication:
Updated Health Hazard Alert
Microbiological - Listeria
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, May be National
Extent of the product distribution:
Ottawa, July 30, 2013 - The public warning issued on July 18, 2013 has been updated to include an additional product.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Agropur are warning the public not to consume the Igor brand Gorgonzola Cheese described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Also affected by this alert is the above product which may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected product.
This product was distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick. However, it may have been distributed in other provinces.
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.
All lot codes and Best Before dates of the following Igor brand Gorgonzola cheese, product of Italy, are affected by this alert.
Affected products Brand name Common name Size UPC
Igor Gorgonzola Igorcreme DOP 1/8 1.5 kg 2190010 014222
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; or
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.