Italian-made cheese recalled due to Listeria concern
Mauri brand Gorgonzola cheese is being recalled because of concerns it may be contaminated with Listeria, the CFIA says. (Handout)
Published Tuesday, February 26, 2013 5:30AM EST
OTTAWA -- 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.
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.