VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – If you bought Tomme d’Or Cheese made by a company called Moonstruck, don’t eat it. It might have Listeria in it according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.
The cheese comes from Saltspring Island and is sold all over BC. Other types of cheese produced by Moonstruck Organic Cheese are not affected by the advisory.
The BCCDC is telling consumers to throw it away or return it to where it was purchased.
Because these cheeses can be stored/consumed long past the best before date, Listeria, if present, will grow to even higher numbers. The centre is quick to point out that food contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled.
The manufacturer is fully cooperating and assisting with the investigation and currently there are no illnesses linked to the product.
From the BCCDC:
If you have consumed this recalled product and have symptoms compatible with Listeria infection, please consider one of the following options:
Call the 24-hour HealthLink BC Line at 1-866-215-4700
Contact your physician
View the BC HealthFiles on Listeria
Guidance for the testing and treatment of exposed and/or symptomatic pregnant women has been developed by the BC Perinatal Health Program
For more information, please visit the Listeria page on bccdc.ca.