The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued an update listing specific products recalled by CFIA and Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm in Salmon Arm.
The following products may be contaminated with E. coliO157:H7.
This recall is the result of an ongoing food safety investigation initiated as a result of a recent outbreak investigation. There may be recalls of additional products as the investigation at this facility continues.
All sizes of the raw milk cheeses listed below are affected by this recall:
Medium Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato
Aged Quaso de Prato
X Aged Quaso de Prato
Cumin Quaso de Prato
Greek Blend: Onion, Paprika, Parsley, Pepper, Thyme, Oregano Quaso de Prato
Gouda Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers Quaso de Prato
Smoked Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato
Gouda Cheese with Red Peppers, Ginger Onions & Garlic Quaso de Prato
Peppercorn, Ginger, Paprika, Onion & Garlic Quaso de Prato
Parsley, Celery, Onion, Garlic, Dill & Chives Quaso de Prato
These affected products were sold at the manufacturer’s outlet, at retail stores in Alberta and British Columbia, and through Internet sale from May 27 to Sept. 14, 2013, inclusive.
Lot codes 122 to 138 are affected by this recall.
Some product packages may not bear a lot code or indicate that the cheese was made with raw milk.
These products were also sold clerk-served from deli counters with or without a label or coding. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
An outbreak of E. coli in Interior Health has prompted the health authority and the B.C. Centre For Disease Control to issue a public alert to avoid consuming cheese from Gort’s.
One person has died and two other Interior Health residents are recovering from E. coli-caused illnesses.
Of eight people in the province to have contracted E. coli recently, four have been confirmed to have the same E. Coli 0157:H7 strain, and all said they had eaten cheese from Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm.