Mozzarella cheese recalled in Canada due to Listeria issues

Gaton’s Foods Dairy is recalling certain Nature’s Best and Zavat Chalav brand Mozzarella cheeses from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination.

The recalled products were sold in Ontario and Quebec, Canada and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Recalled products:

Mark Product Cut UPC codes
The best of nature Light mozzarella 800g 6 80852 00184 6 22116Best before: 2023/01/20
Zavat Chalav Thin Light Mozzarella 150g 6 80852 91089 6 22116 Best before: 01/23/20
Zavat Chalav Light shredded mozzarella 800g 6 8085 291044 5 22116 Best before: 2023/01/21

At the time of posting this recall, there have been no illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumers should check to see if they have the recalled products. They must not consume, serve, use, sell or distribute the recalled products. Recalled products should be discarded or returned to where purchased.

About Listeria Infections
Foods contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell tainted, but can still cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Anyone who has developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical attention and inform their doctor of possible exposure to Listeria.

Additionally, anyone who has consumed any of the recalled products should monitor their symptoms over the next few weeks, as 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 pain, severe headache, and stiff neck. Specific laboratory tests are needed to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

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

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