Arla Foods has initiated a recall of its Mauri branded Gorgonzola cheese after tests detected low levels of Listeria monocytogenes.

Arla said that the product was supplied by Italian firm Emilio Mauri. No illnesses have been reported, but the company urged consumers to return the cheese for a full refund.

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Mauri Brand Gorgonzola Cheese

February 26, 2013 -- Arla Foods Canada has issued a voluntary recall for imported Mauri Brand Gorgonzola Cheese supplied from Emilio Mauri S.p.A in Italy effective immediately. 

The product and best before dates are as follows:
Mauri Bonta’zola Gorgonzola 1.44 kg Wheel


Arla Foods Canada is working in partnership with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to ensure the public safety and uphold the company’s commitment to the highest standards for quality and safety.

Low levels of Listeria monocytogenes were detected in samples of Mauri Gorgonzola Cheese which were recalled on February 25.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the recalled products.

Listeria may cause Listeriosis. The most common symptoms of Listeriosis are fever and muscle aches and vomiting.  Anyone with these symptoms or suspect they may have been exposed to Listeria should seek medical attention. 

Consumers who have purchased these products should discard them immediately. Consumers are eligible to be reimbursed and can return product to point of purchase for a refund or with a receipt, product label or empty package sent to Arla Foods Inc.    

For additional information consumers can contact Cari Choueiri at Arla Foods Canada Customer Care at 1-800-585-9140 or 905-669-9393 Ext 438.

Original source: Arla Foods