Whole Foods Market in Ontario, Canada is recalling Cahills brand Porter Irish Cheddar from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. 

This recall comes after two other Cahills brand cheese recalls in the past week. The U.S. Whole Foods Market recall can be viewed here, and the Tree of Life Canada ULC recall can be viewed here.

The following product has been sold from the following Whole Foods Market locations in Ontario:

  • 951 Bank Street, Ottawa
  • 87 Avenue Road, Toronto.

Recalled product:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Cahills Porter Irish Cheddar Variable Starting with 0293579 Sold from June 23, 2021 to July 23, 2021, inclusive

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumers should check to see if they have the recalled product in their home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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