The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a Health Hazard Alert to Canadian consumers, advising that Cropwell Bishop Creamery Finest Blue Stilton Cheese may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The warning covers all sizes of Cropwell Bishop Creamery Finest Blue Stilton Cheese bearing a Best Before date of 08/DE/12. The cheese was sold in Costco Canada Wholesale stores across the country. CFIA is working with the importer to expedite the recall.
No illnesses have been reported in conjunction with this recall notice. Nevertheless, Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious – sometimes fatal – illnesses in susceptible individuals, especially the elderly, young children, immune-compromised individuals and pregnant women.
Consumers who purchased the recalled cheese should return it to the store for a refund.