Italian-made cheese recalled in Canada due to Listeria concern
Product label from the Mauri brand gorgonzola cheese, product code L. 3100012, subject to a recall in Canada due to Listeria concerns. (CFIA/HO)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:37AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:13AM EST
OTTAWA -- An Italian-made cheese is being recalled because of concerns it may be contaminated with Listeria.
Mauri brand Gorgonzola cheese, sold in package of approximately 1.44 kilograms, has a packaging date of Jan. 7, 2013 and a best-before date of Apr. 7, 2013.
The importer, Arla Foods Inc. of Concord, Ont., distributed the cheese across Canada and is voluntarily recalling it from the marketplace.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says there have been no reported illnesses linked to this product.
Food contaminated with Listeria may not look or smell spoiled but eating it can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.
Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.