Cahills brand Porter Irish Cheddar recall expands over Listeria concerns

Cahills brand Porter Irish Cheddar recall expands over Listeria concerns

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The industry is expanding recalls of repackaged Cahill’s brand Original Irish Porter Cheese from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

This recall comes after three other Cahills brand cheese recalls in the past few weeks. The U.S. Whole Foods Market recall can be viewed here, the Candian Whole Foods Market recall can be viewed here, and the Tree of Life Canada ULC recall can be viewed here.

Recalled product:

BrandProductSizeUPCCodes
Cahill’sOriginal Irish Porter Cheese2.27 kg00034463010160

22-JA-13

21125

Cahill’sOriginal Irish Porter Cheese200 g00034463016056

21-DE-13

21126

  • The product may have been sold by various retailers either clerk-served or in smaller packages with or without a label that may not bear the same brand or product name.

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumers should check to see if they have the recalled product in their home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is verifying that the industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.

About Listeria infections

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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