December 8, 2019

Farm Boy Cheese Balls Recalled in Canada For Listeria Monocytogenes

Farm Boy is recalling Farm Boy cheese balls from the marketplace in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This product was sold in Ontario at the retail level. No illnesses have been reported to the company in association with the consumption of these products.

You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the package size, UPC number, and codes, at the CFIA web site. The recalled products are all Farm Boy brand. They include Cheese Ball Trio – Fiesta, Cranberry Pecan, Bacon Cheddar and/or FB Cheese Ball Trio; FB Blue Cheese & Walnut Ball; Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball and/or FB Cran Pecan Cheese Ball; Fiesta Cheese Ball and/or Farm Boy Fiesta Cheese Ball; FB Why Choc Pecan Cran Ball; and Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball and/or FB Bacon Chedd. Cheese Ball. All units up to and including November 17, 2019 are recalled. You can also see pictures of product packages at the CFIA web site.

If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them. Wrap them in plastic wrap or foil and put them into a secure garbage can, or take them back to the store where you bought them for a full refund. Then clean out your refrigerator or freezer with a mild bleach solution to kill any remaining bacteria.

If you ate any of these recalled cheese products, watch for symptoms of listeriosis for the next 70 days. Symptoms include high fever, stiff neck, severe headache, muscle aches, nausea, and diarrhea. Pregnant women may only feel like they have a mild flu like illness, but this bacteria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth. If you do feel sick, call your doctor and tell her about this recall.

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection agency test results. A food safety investigation is being conducted, which may lead to the recall of more products.

Farm Boy Cheese Balls Recalled in Canada For Listeria Monocytogenes

 

 

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