Pezzetta brand Montasio DOP cheese recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
May 2, 2017
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Berchicci Importing Ltd., Del Fresh Foods
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
11374

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 2, 2017 - Industry is recalling Pezzetta brand Montasio DOP cheese from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The recalled product was sold from the following retail locations from March 24 to May 1, 2017, inclusive.

Ontario: Del Fresh Foods, 6923 Steeles Avenue West, Unit 43-44, Etobicoke, ON or 24 Steinway Boulevard, Unit 43-44, Etobicoke, ON

Quebec: Importation Berchicci Ltée, 6205 Boulevard Couture, Saint-Léonard, QC

Please note that some product packages may not bear the same brand or product name as described below, or a brand at all. Also, this product may have been sold clerk-served from deli counters with or without a label. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact the retailers above.

What you should do

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

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was 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.

Who is affected

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

Background

This recall was triggered 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 CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

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

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Pezzetta Montasio DOP Cheese Variable Sold from March 24 to May 1, 2017, inclusive Variable

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