Mozzarella cheese recalled due to risk of Listeria: CFIA

Nov 29 2019, 6:51 am

Cilento brand Mozzarella di Bufala Campana is being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below, which has been sold in Quebec and Ontario.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product at this time. Still, you should check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. If you do, they should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled, but it 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.


This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results.

The agency is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to further recalls. If other high-risk products are recalled, the public will be notified through updated Food Recall Warnings.