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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Updated Health Hazard Alert - Certain Igor brand Gorgonzola Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Ottawa, July 30, 2013 - A public warning issued on July 30, 2013 has been updated to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Berchicci Importing Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Igor brand Gorgonzola Cheese described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

These products have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. However, they may have been distributed in other provinces.


Affected products:
Igor “Gorgonzola Dolce” 1.5 kg 2443880 014541
Igor “Gorgonzola Piccante” 1.5 kg N/A

Igor “Gorgonzola Dolce DOP” 200 g 8 021398 256802

Also affected by this alert  are products listed at the web page linked at the bottom of this article which may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected products.




There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The importer, Berchicci Importing Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

All lot codes and Best Before dates of the following Igor brand Gorgonzola cheese, product of Italy, are affected by this alert.

For more information cilck here.

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