Vegajardin brand Murcia al Vino cheese is being recalled after Canadian officials detected Listeria monocytogenes in the product during routine testing. Retailers in British Columbia received the cheese from A. Bosa & Co. Ltd., according to the recall notice on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s website. recalled-Murcia-al-Vino-cheese The recalled cheese has a very long shelf life and public health officials are urging consumers and retailers to check for the potentially contaminated product. “Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased,” the Canadian agency warns. “Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.” The recalled cheese can be identified by the following label information: Vegajardin brand Murcia al Vino cheese in 250-gram chunks with a batch number of 2572, UPC number of 8 431043 120349 and a best-by date of Feb. 28, 2017. Murcia al Vino cheese is a Spanish cheese that has “protected designation of origin status.” It is traditionally made from unpasteurized goat’s milk. Anyone who has eaten the cheese and become sick is encouraged to contact their doctor. Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die. (To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)