A President's Choice Brand Cheese Has Been Recalled By Health Canada Due To Listeria

"Do not consume, use, sell, serve, or distribute the recalled product."

Assistant Editor, MTL Blog
The dairy aisle of a Canadian grocery store.

The dairy aisle of a Canadian grocery store.

Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have recalled over 30 different dairy products this week and are currently adding yet another recalled cheese to the list. The CFIA is pulling the President's Choice brand Canadian Cheddar Cheese from the marketplace due to Listeria monocytogenes.

The class one recall was flagged on February 15, 2023, and was triggered by CFIA test results.

Here are the details pertaining to the recalled PC cheese:

  • PC Canadian Cheddar Cheese | 250 g | UPC: 060383837464
Health Canada indicated that the recalled product has been sold nationally. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is now conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.

The federal health department is urging consumers to verify if they are in possession of the affected item. If so, Health Canada recommends tossing out the PC brand cheese immediately or returning it to the point of purchase. Additionally, the health department says not to consume, sell, serve, or distribute the recalled cheese.

Although there have been no reported illnesses regarding the consumption of the recalled product, Health Canada warns of the possible effects associated with Listeria contamination.

"Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness," the Canadian health department said.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Mike Chaar
Assistant Editor, MTL Blog
Mike Chaar is a writer by day and reality TV binge-watcher by night. When he’s not cracking down on recalls, celeb news and discovering the best of the best foodie spots across Montreal, he can be found indulging in his love for new cuisines, reading and music, with Mariah Carey being his ultimate diva.
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