Jan K. Overweel Limited is recalling Igor brand Gorgonzola Dolce because of possible Listeria contamination. The company also recalled Igor brand gorgonzola mild ripened blue-veined cheese from the marketplace because of possible Listeria contamination on Dec. 9.

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results.

The recalled product may have been sold by various retailers, either clerk-served or in smaller packages, with or without a label that may not bear the same brand, product name or best before date. 

Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the recalled product are advised to contact their retailer. There is concern consumers may have the cheese in their homes because of its long shelf life.

The recalled product has been sold in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, Canada and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Recalled Product:

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

CFIA advises consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the recalled product are advised to contact their retailer. Consumers should not consume, serve, use, sell or distribute recalled products. 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 eaten any recalled product 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 product 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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