CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Krinos Brand Mini Kashkaval Cheese from Sheeps Milk May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 29, 2012) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Krinos Foods Canada Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Krinos brand Mini Kashkaval Cheese from Sheeps Milk because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The affected product, Krinos brand Mini Kashkaval Cheese from Sheeps Milk, product of Bulgaria, is sold in 470 g to 500 g packages bearing a Best Before date of 2013 SE 15. This product has been distributed in Ontario only.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
The importer, Krinos Foods Canada Ltd., Vaughan, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:
Krinos Foods Canada Ltd. at (905) 669-4414;
CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
For information on Listeria monocytogenes, visit the Food Facts web page at:
For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.
To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.
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