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[March 22, 2014]

Food Recall Warning: the Meat Shoppe Brand Shredded Cheese Products Recalled Due to Listeria

(Marketwire (Canada) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 22, 2014) - Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/NBMakW The Meat Shoppe Inc. is recalling The Meat Shoppe brand shredded cheese products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.


The following products have been sold in Alberta.

Recalled products ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brand Product Size UPC Codes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Meat Shoppe Packed On dates from 2014JA08 up Shredded Starting with to and including Cheddar Cheese Variable 200923 2014MR03 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Meat Shoppe Packed On dates from 2014JA08 up Shredded Mozza Starting with to and including Cheese Variable 200922 2014MR03 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- What you should do Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

-- Learn more about the health risks at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/fact- sheets/food-poisoning/eng/1331151916451/1331152055552 -- Sign up for recall notifications by email or follow us on Twitter at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/stay- connected/eng/1299856061207/1299856119191 Background This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

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

More information -- CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Media enquiries CFIA 613-773-6600 Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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