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A Canadian dairy company with the compelling name of 3903052 Canada Inc. (Boisbriand, QC) must be trying for the Guinness Book of World Records in the category of most dragged out food recall.

On November 4, 2011 the company recalled a single cheese product – Tifco brand Queso Panela – due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

On December 17th, 3903052 Canada Inc. announced its seventh Listeria monocytogenes recall in less than 1 1/2 months – adding yet more brand names, cheese and dairy varieties, and Best before dates to a long list of recalled products.

3903052 Canada Inc. is a federally inspected cheese and dairy product company, operating under Federal Establishment 1874. The company does NOT appear on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s list of dairy companies that operate under the Food Safety Enhancement Program.

Recalls and Health Hazard Alerts were issued by the company on November 4th, November 11th, November 14th, November 22nd, November 23rd, November 24th, December 13th and December 17th.

As of December 17th, the following is a consolidated list of brands of the recalled cheeses and other dairy products. All Best before dates up to and including the indicated dates are affected by the recall.

Bio-Life

  • Adigeisky Cheese: 300 – 400g; UPC 7 78546 07000 8; Best before 16 DEC 2011
  • Epebah – Fromage Armenian Brinza: 300 – 400g; UPC 7 78546 19000 3; Best before 19 OCT 2011
  • Erevan (Istanbuli): 300 – 400g; Best before 29 OCT 2011
  • Kefir 1%: 1 L; UPC 7 78546 03401 7; Best before 09 DEC 2011
  • Kefir 2.5%: 1 L; UPC 7 78546 03402 4; Best before 09 DEC 2011
  • Kefir 2.5% Probiotic: 1 L; UPC 7 78546 03402 4; Best before 09 DEC 2011
  • Kefir 3.25% Probiotic: 1 L; UPC 7 78546 03403 1; Best before 09 DEC 2011
  • Plain Yogurt: 750g; UPC 7 78546 35753 6; Best before 16 DEC 2011
  • Ryazhenka 2.5%: 1 L; UPC 7 78546 34041 5; Best before 09 DEC 2011
  • Suluguni Cheese: 300 – 400g; UPC 7 78546 11000 1; Best before 04 JAN 2012
  • Toplenoe Maslo: 1 lb (454 g); Manufactured 26 MAR 2011

Clic

  • Ayran: 500 ml; UPC 0 58504 70821 2; Best before 03 JAN 2012
  • Akawi: 300 – 400g; Best before 08 MAR 2012
  • Baladi: 300 – 400g; Best before 08 FEB 2012
  • Desi Butter Ghee: 454g (1 lbs); No UPC code; all lots and dates
  • Desi Butter Ghee: 907g (2 lbs); No UPC code; all lots and dates
  • Halloom: 300 – 400g; Best before 01 MAY 2012
  • Labneh: 500g; UPC 0 58504 70815 1; Best before 27 DEC 2011
  • Moujadalé: 300 – 400g; Best before 11 MAR 2012
  • Nabulsi: 300 – 400g; Best before 01 MAY 2012
  • Riviera: 300 – 400g; Best before 11 FEB 2012
  • Shinglish: 300 – 400g; Best before 07 NOV 2012
  • Tressé: 300 – 400g; Best before 11 NOV 2012
  • Vachekaval: 300 – 400g; Best before 11 MAR 2012

Deschamps

  • Baby Panela: 300 – 400g; Best before 16 DEC 2011
  • Queso Oaxaca: 300 – 400g; Best before 09 DEC 2011
  • Queso Blanco: 300 – 400g; Best before 21 NOV 2011
  • Queso Chipotle Jalapeno: 300 – 400g; Best before 30 DEC 2011
  • Queso Duro Blando: 300 – 400g; Best before 07 APR 2012
  • Queso Feta: 300 – 400g; Best before 07 APR 2012
  • Queso Hebra: 300 – 400g; Best before 30 DEC 2011
  • Queso Inca: 300 – 400g; Best before 01 NOV 2012
  • Queso Parrilla: 300 – 400g; Lot #3 75238; Best before 20 MAR 2012

Fromagerie Marie Kadé

  • Ayran: 500 ml; UPC 7 78546 09500 1; Best before 03 JAN 2012
  • Ayran: 2 L; UPC 7 78546 09002 0; Best before 03 JAN 2012
  • Akawi: 300 – 400g; UPC 7 78546 07000 8; Best before 08 MAR 2012
  • Baladi: 300 – 400g; UPC 7 78546 02000; Best before 3 08 FEB 2012
  • Bâtonnet Riviera: 250 g; UPC 7 78546 14250 7; Best before 15 FEV 2012
  • Bâtonnet Riviera: 1 kg; UPC 7 78546 14001 5; Best before 15 FEV 2012
  • Domiati: 300 – 400g; UPC 7 78546 21000 8; Best before 04 FEB 2012
  • Halloom: 300 – 400g; UPC 7 78546 03000 2; Best before 01 MAY 2012
  • Istanbuli: 300 – 400g; UPC 7 78546 19000 3; Best before 07 APR 2012
  • Labneh: 500g; UPC 7 78546 00500 0; Best before 27 DEC 2011;
  • Moujadalé: 300 – 400g; UPC 7 78546 04000 1; Best before 04 MAY 2012
  • Moumtaza: 350g; Packaged on 11 NOV 11
  • Nabulsi: 300 – 400g; UPC 7 78546 05000 0; Best before 01 MAY 2012
  • Queso Espanol: 300 – 400g; UPC 7 78546 20000 9; Best before 18 NOV 2011
  • Riviera: approx. 2 kg; UPC 7 78546 21000 8; Best before 07 NOV 2011
  • Samneh: 454g; UPC 7 78546 19001 0; all lots and dates
  • Samneh: 908g; UPC 7 78546 19002 7; all lots and dates
  • Santa Maria – Fresh Cheese: 250 – 350g; UPC 7 78546 20000 9; Best before 26 DEC 2011
  • Shinglish: approx. 200g; UPC 7 78546 10000 2; Best before 07 NOV 2012
  • Syrian: 300 – 400g; UPC 7 78546 12000 0; Best before 27 APR 2012
  • Tressé: 300 – 400g; UPC 7 78546 01000 4; Best before 10 NOV 2012
  • Vachekaval: 300 – 400g; UPC 7 78546 11000 1; Best before 10 MAR 2012
  • Yogurt 3.25%: 750g; UPC 7 78546 35753; Best before 16 DEC 2011

Tifco

  • Cotija Queso Duro-Blando: 300 – 400g; Best before 30 DEC 2011
  • Queso Chipotle Jalapeno: 300 – 400g; Best before 04 MAY 2012
  • Queso Fresco: 500g; Best before 04 MAY 2012
  • Queso Oaxaca: 300 – 400g; Best before 04 JAN 2012
  • Queso Panela (Latino Cheese): 420g; UPC 0 64424 05712 5; Lot #102 43; Best before 9 DEC 2011
  • Queso Panela (Latino Cheese): 1.36kg; UPC 0 64424 05713 2; Lot #103 43; Best before 9 DEC 2011

Unbranded

  • Oaxaca: 400 – 500g; Best before 30 NOV 2011

The recalled products were distributed in Québec, Ontario and Alberta, and may also have been sold in other Canadian provinces and territories.

Although a list of retailers has not been released, Whole Foods Market advised its Canadian customers on November 15th that the following cheese was sold in its Canadian stores:

  • Fromagerie Marie Kadé brand Halloom cheese: 325g pkg; UPC 7 78546 03000 2; Lot code 3 75238; Best before MAR 2012

As of the December 17th recall update, one case of Listeria monocytogenes infection has been traced to the recalled cheese. No information has been released regarding the severity of the illness or where the infected person resides.

I will continue to monitor this protracted recall and update the consolidate list of recalled products as additional amendments are released.

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