Canadian Recall: Certain Le Canotier De L'isle Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
September 13, 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:
Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues


Extent of the product distribution:

CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 13, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Société coopérative agricole de l'Île-aux-Grues are warning the public not to consume the Le Canotier de l'Isle 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.

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

The manufacturer, Société coopérative agricole de l'Île-aux-Grues, L'Île-aux-Grues, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products
(Brand name, Common name, Size, Code(s) on product, UPC)

1) Le Canotier de l’Isle, Le Canotier de l’Isle Firm cheese surface ripened, various, PRODUCTION DATE 28SE12, 2 10200 xxxxx x* (*variable)

For more information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Société coopérative agricole de l'Île-aux-Grues
418-248-5842 extension 101