Le Fromage au Village Inc. is recalling Le Cru du Clocher raw milk cheddar cheese from the marketplace because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak.

There have been reported illnesses that may be associated with the consumption of these products. Further lab testing is underway to confirm the link.

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

Recalled products:

Le Fromage au VillageLe Cru du Clocher raw milk cheddar cheese160 g6 73536 00051 8* All lots manufactured prior to:« DATE DE FAB. 10 AL 2022 »
Le Fromage au VillageLe Cru du Clocher raw milk cheddar cheesevariablenone* All lots manufactured prior to:« DATE DE FAB. 10 AL 2022 »

Consumers should not consume, use, sell, serve or distribute recalled products. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products 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 of the 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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