Certain Quebec-made cheddar cheese recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

Dec 17 2019, 7:05 am

Laiterie Coaticook Ltée. has issued a recall on certain types of its Quebec-made cheese.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.

The market recall, which was triggered by the company, includes certain Coaticook brand Cheddar cheese that was possibly exposed to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Consumers should not consume the recalled products. If you think you became sick from any of the cheeses, the CFIA urges you to call your doctor.

The following products have been recalled:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Coaticook Mild Cheddar Cheese 50 g 0 59263 60050 2 Best Before: 03MR20
Coaticook Mild Cheddar Cheese 180 g 0 59263 60180 6 Best Before: 03MR20
Coaticook Mild Cheddar Cheese 320 g 0 59263 60320 6 Best Before: 03MR20
Coaticook Mild Cheddar Cheese 2.27 kg 0260005 Best Before: 03MR20
Coaticook Mild Cheddar Cheese 1.15 kg 0260025 Best Before: 03MR20
Coaticook Bloc Cheddar Cheese Variable Starting with
0 260001
Best Before: 03MR20
Coaticook Pointe Cheddar Cheese Variable Starting with 0 250006 Best Before: 03MR20

The health agency is asking citizens to check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled items should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says “food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.”

Symptoms may 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.

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