The recall, posted by the Food and Drug Administration, affects Cedar brand Tresse and Shinglish cheeses made in Canada and delivered before Nov. 13, according to the company. The vacuum-packed cheeses — made by Fromagerie Marie Kade — were distributed to Mediterranean-style specialty markets throughout Southern California.
Kradjian Importing Co. urged customers to return the cheese to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Symptoms of a listeria infection include severe headache, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In severe cases, the bacteria can be fatal to small children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.
Customers with questions may call the company at (866) 825-2633 during normal business hours.
Glendale-based importer recalls Canadian cheese
Importing company pulls Canadian products after listeria warning.
A label from a recalled package of Tresse cheese is seen in an undated handout photo. (Chicago Tribune/December 26, 2011)