It seems every week there is a new food recalled due to contamination of one sort or another.
This week we give you Dongé brand Coulommiers raw milk cheese due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
And yes, it’s confirmed that the cheese product has been sold in Quebec.
Les Dépendances, the parent company, recalled the cheese yesterday, July 2, 2019.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting an investigation into its other products, which could lead to more recalls. So check your fridge. The raw milk cheese was also sold cut in half and in quarters.
The recalled products are listed above, including their size and the markings that would be found on the contaminated cheese, including best before dates and packing codes.
The Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can be tricky; food may not smell or look spoiled. But with symptoms starting from nausea, fever, muscle and headaches, and more severe symptoms for those with lowered immunity (like death), it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Les Dépendances asks that if you’re unsure if you have purchased this product, it’s best to contact the retailer.
This is not the first time the brand has had to recall a product due to the same possible bacterium. In 2014, as a precautionary measure, they recalled their Dongé Brie de Meaux.
If you think you may have been exposed to the Listeria bacteria and are experiencing symptoms, it's best to contact your doctor right away.
Check out the product photos below to see if you could be at risk:
There have been no reported illnesses caused by this product to date.
To read the full article and to keep up to date on further Food Recall Warnings, visit the CFIA website, check it out here.
For more information on the 2014 recall, check it out here.