Cheese imported from Italy recalled due to Listeria concern
CFIA says no reports of illness linked to Mauri brand Gorgonzola cheese
An Italian-made cheese is being recalled because of concerns it may be contaminated with Listeria.
Mauri brand Gorgonzola cheese, sold in package of approximately 1.44 kilograms, has a packaging date of Jan. 7, 2013 and a best-before date of Apr. 7, 2013.
The importer, Arla Foods Inc. of Concord, Ont., distributed the cheese across Canada and is voluntarily recalling it from the marketplace.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says there have been no reported illnesses linked to this product.
The cheese has been distributed in Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec, according to the CFIA.
Food contaminated with Listeria may not look or smell spoiled but eating it can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.
Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.
- An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated recalled cheese was produced on July 1, 2013 and has a best-before date of July 4, 2013. In fact, the cheese has a packaging date of Jan. 7, 2013 and a best-before date of Apr. 7, 2013.Sep 12, 2013 2:06 AM ET