April 02, 2014 - 9:28 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN — With even more Castle Cheese associated products added to recall list this week the Lumby-based producer has not seen the last of a recall due to listeria.
The voluntary commercial product recall began at the end of February after a conveyor belt in one room tested positive for listeria. By mid-March the recall expanded to the retail sector.
Over the last week items like sandwiches and salads made with suspect cheese were added to the list, the latest breakfast wraps distributed at Belich's Market in North Vancouver and Creekside Market in Whistler.
The cheeses were distributed across the country and the company is destroying product as it's returned. No illness has been reported with the recall.
Listeria contamination may not result in food looking or smelling spoiled, but it can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headaches and neck stiffness. In extreme cases, listeriosis can cause miscarriage and death. At this time there have not been any reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. The inspection agency is actively making sure all affected products have been removed from the marketplace.
Last summer Gort's Gouda was behind a national recall after E. coli contamination killed a Vernon woman.
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