Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Quebec Cheese Recalls Expanded

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced this evening that the public recall of La Chaudière brand unripened cheese blocks and cheese curds has been expanded to include additional products.

The initial recall was triggered by an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in the province of Quebec that sickened 87 people, and killed one of the victims.

The following products have been added to the original recall:

All sizes and flavors of La Chaudière brand, Firm Unripened Cheese Curd, sold flavored in packages bearing a sticker to indicate the flavor: BBQ, Tomates Basilic, or Fines Herbes. The affected products bear Best Before dates up to and including 29SE2008 and were distributed in the province of Quebec.

The Quebec Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAPAQ) also announced this evening an expansion of its earlier recall of cheese from Aux Petits Délices GT Inc., due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This recall now encompasses all cheeses packaged in variable weights and sold at the following two locations since August 6th:

  • 1191, avenue Cartier, Québec
  • 2500, chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois (Halles de Sainte-Foy), Québec

According to the original recall notice, one case of listeriosis has been associated with cheese from Aux Petits Délices. This case is unrelated to the Canada-wide outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that has been linked to Maple Leaf deli meats.

Anyone who has purchased these cheeses should either discard them or return them to the store for a refund.

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