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Don't eat this cheese.

By Staff
Saturday, November 05, 2011



Ceretian Tifco brand Queso Penela Latino cheese may contain listeria monocytogenes

OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and 3903052 Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume the cheese products described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Tifco brand Queso Panela (Latino Cheese) products bearing establishment number 1874 are affected by this alert:

Size: 420 gram & 1.38 kilogram

UPC: 0 64424 05712 5 & 0 64424 05713 2

Lot Number: 102 43 & 103 43

Best Before Date (BBD): 9 Dec. 2011

These products have been distributed in Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

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.

The manufacturer, 3903052 Canada Inc., Boisbriand, Qu├ębec, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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