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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Canada: Shredded Cheese Recalled Due to Listeria

Castle Cheese Inc. is recalling Meddo Belle and Okanagan's Choice Cheese brands shredded cheese products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following products have been sold in Alberta, British Columbia, and may have also been distributed in other provinces.
Recalled products
Brand Name
Common Name
Size
Code(s) on Product
UPC
Meddo Belle
Crumbled Feta Cheese
200 g
Best Before 14 DE 13
0 62608 13907 0
Okanagan's Choice Cheese
Chipped Parmesan Cheese
175 g
Best Before 14 DE 31
0 59756 07314 1
Okanagan's Choice Cheese
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
175 g
Best Before 14 DE 31
0 59756 07210 6

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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