Gaton’s Foods Dairy is recalling certain Nature’s Best and Zavat Chalav brand Mozzarella cheeses because of possible Listeria contamination.

The recalled products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec, Canada and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Recalled products:

Nature’s BestLight Mozzarella800 g6 80852 00184 622116Best Before: 2023/01/20
Zavat ChalavLight Mozzarella Thins150 g6 80852 91089 622116Best Before: 23/01/20
Zavat ChalavShredded Light Mozzarella800 g6 8085 291044 522116Best Before: 2023/01/21

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

Consumers should check to see if they have the recalled products. They should not consume, serve, use, sell or distribute recalled products. The recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

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 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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