The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a recall for Le Fromage au Village brand le Cru du Clocher raw milk cheddar cheese on account of a Listeria monocytogenes contamination that has led to some people getting ailing.
In a security alert on Saturday, the agency said there have been reported cases of illness amongst Canadians who consumed the product but didn’t state what number of were affected. More “lab testing is underway to verify the link,” they said.
In keeping with CFIA, Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make an individual sick.
“Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness,” the CFIA states.
Those that are particularly in danger are pregnant women, the elderly, and other people with weakened immune systems.
“Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can result in premature delivery, infection of the newborn and even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die,” the agency cautioned.
In keeping with the CFIA, the recalled products were sold in Ontario and Quebec markets, in addition to online. They might have also been distributed in other provinces and territories, the agency said.
The recall was triggered by CFIA findings during an investigation right into a foodborne illness outbreak.
The recalled products are available in various sizes, but one, specifically, has the UPC code 6 73536 00051 8, the alert said.
“Don’t eat, use, sell, serve, or distribute recalled products,” the CFIA said.
Canadians are also being asked to throw out the recalled product or return it to the situation where it was purchased.
© 2023 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.