Ottawa provides list of suspect cheese

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has provided an updated list Gort's cheeses that are possibly contaminated with E. coli.

  • Sep. 18, 2013 7:00 p.m.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued an update listing specific products recalled by CFIA and Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm.

The following products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

This recall is the result of an ongoing food safety investigation initiated as a result of a recent outbreak investigation. There may be recalls of additional products as the investigation at this facility continues.

All sizes of the raw milk cheeses listed below are affected by this recall:

 

Product

  • Medium Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato

  • Aged Quaso de Prato

  • X Aged Quaso de Prato

  • Cumin Quaso de Prato

  • Greek Blend: Onion, Paprika, Parsley, Pepper, Thyme, Oregano Quaso de Prato

  • Gouda Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers Quaso de Prato

  • Smoked Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato

  • Gouda Cheese with Red Peppers, Ginger Onions & Garlic Quaso de Prato

  • Peppercorn, Ginger, Paprika, Onion & Garlic Quaso de Prato

  • Parsley, Celery, Onion, Garlic, Dill & Chives Quaso de Prato

  • Maasdammer

  • Beaufort

  • Parmesan

  • Mazouda

 

These affected products were sold at the manufacturer’s outlet, at retail stores in Alberta and British Columbia, and through Internet sale from May 27 to Sept. 14, 2013, inclusive.

Lot codes 122 to 138 are affected by this recall.

Some product packages may not bear a lot code or indicate that the cheese was made with raw milk.

These products were also sold clerk-served from deli counters with or without a label or coding. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

 

The manufacturer, Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm, Salmon Arm, BC is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.