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Cheese recalled due to potential Listeria contamination

Some Agropur Import Collection brand Firm Ripened ComtéCheese may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
This cheese was recalled on Nov. 12 due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Photo provided

Food Recall Warning - Agropur Import Collection brand Firm Ripened Comté Cheese recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Recall date: November 12, 2017

Reason for recall: Microbiological - Listeria

Hazard classification: Class 1

Company / Firm: Agropur Cooperative

Distribution: National

Extent of the distribution: Retail

Recall details

Agropur Cooperative is recalling Agropur Import Collection brand Firm Ripened ComtéCheese from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product, which was manufactured and packaged in France, has been sold nationally.

Recalled products

Brand Name: Agropur Import Collection

Common Name: Firm Ripened Comté Cheese

Size: 200 g

Code(s) on Product: All Best Before dates up to and including 18 FE 09

UPC: 0 67400 00397 0

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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.

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This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIAwill notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


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