PC brand cheddar cheese recalled nationally due to possible Listeria contamination

A recall has been issued for this 250 g PC cheddar cheese. Image via the Government of Canada.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has triggered a recall on PC brand Canadian cheddar cheese. The affected product, pictured above, is being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination.

According to the Government of Canada’s recalled product listings, the affected item has been sold nationally and this recall currently involves only one product/UPC.

“The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products,” the Government of Canada stated in the recall. “The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.”

The 250 g size of PC Canadian cheddar cheese with a UPC of 060383837464 and a best before date of 2023 AU 24 has been recalled and removed from shelves at the national grocery chains under the Loblaws umbrella.

The following information was provided by the government:

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor
  • Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home
  • Do not consume, serve, use, sell, or distribute recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled, but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Pregnant persons, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant persons may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Read the full recall here.

Kingstonist inquired with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Loblaw Companies Ltd. as to how many of the affected 250g products have been sold nationally, as well as how many have been sold in Ontario.

“Unfortunately, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) does not track the volume of recalls,” a spokesperson for the CFIA said in response, redirecting inquiries to Loblaw Companies.

No response was received from Loblaw Companies Ltd. by time of publication.

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