October 26, 2016

In Canada, Bothwell Cheese Recalled for Listeria

Bothwell Cheese Inc. is recalling shredded cheeses for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers who have purchased these cheeses should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness.The recalledbothwell-cheese-recall cheeses were sold in Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. They include: White Cheddar Shred, Old Cheddar Shred, Mild Shred and Old Shred in 10kg packages with Lot # 151030. And Mozzarella Blend Shredded Cheese in 340g packages with lot number Lot # 160626 Best Before JUN 26 16 and UPC 0 58898 34082 1.Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.Symptoms of an infection include high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Anyone who ate the cheese and develops these symptoms should see a doctor right away. It can take up to 70 days for symptoms to appear.

If you purchased this cheese, throw it away in a sealed container. Then clean your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution, since Listeria bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures.

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