Mother Dairy is recalling its brand of Paneer Fresh Cheese because of generic E. coli.

There have been several recalls of this same Paneer during the past several months. Mother Dairy recalled Panner Fresh Cheese in Aug. 2022 because of generic E. coli. 1228300 Alberta Ltd. also recalled Mother dairy brand Paneer Fresh Cheese because of generic E. coli last month.

According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the recalled product has been sold in Alberta and Manitoba, Canada.

Recalled product:

BrandProductSizeCode on ProductUPC
Mother DairyPaneer Fresh Cheese1.9 kg23AL246 98708 98764 0

Consumers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should not use, sell, serve or distribute the affected product.

About E. coli infections
Anyone who has eaten any of the implicated products and developed symptoms of E. coli infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctor about their possible food poisoning. Specific tests are required to diagnose the infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

The symptoms of E. coli infections vary for each person but often include severe stomach cramps and diarrhea, which is often bloody. Some patients may also have a fever. Most patients recover within five to seven days. Others can develop severe or life-threatening symptoms and complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

About 5 to 10 percent of those diagnosed with E. coli infections develop a potentially life-threatening kidney failure complication, known as a hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Symptoms of HUS include fever, abdominal pain, feeling very tired, decreased frequency of urination, small unexplained bruises or bleeding, and pallor. 

Many people with HUS recover within a few weeks, but some suffer permanent injuries or death. This condition can occur among people of any age but is most common in children younger than five years old because of their immature immune systems, older adults because of deteriorating immune systems, and people with compromised immune systems such as cancer patients. 

People who experience HUS symptoms should immediately seek emergency medical care. People with HUS will likely be hospitalized because the condition can cause other serious and ongoing problems such as hypertension, chronic kidney disease, brain damage, and neurologic problems.

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