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Published On: Thu, Mar 14th, 2013

Costco Canada recalls Formaggio Artisan Wraps Italian Meats due to Listeria

Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., Ottawa, Canada is voluntarily recalling Formaggio brand Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) health hazard alert Tuesday.

 Formaggio brand Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella  Image/CFIA

Formaggio brand Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella Image/CFIA

The affected product comes in 675 g packages and was sold at Costco stores between February 13, 2013 and March 11, 2013. All BEST BEFORE codes are affected.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is an important public health problem. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. at 1-800-463-3783

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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