Quebec-based food firm Les Dependances is recalling Castel Regio brand Taleggio DOP because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.
Consumers are advised not to consume the recalled product.
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This product may have been packaged at retail and sold in variable sizes. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.
Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.
As of the posting of this recall, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
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 product 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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