Listeria Fears Prompt Cheese Recall

OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced the recall of the Krinos brand of Mini Kashkaval Cheese because of possible Listeria contamination.

The federal agency says the sheep cheese is being voluntarily recalled by its distributor Krinos Foods Canada of Vaughan, Ontario.

A product of Bulgaria, it is sold in Ontario in 470-to-500-gram packages with a best-before date of September 15th, 2013.

The agency says there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the product.

Consumption of food contaminated with the bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness.

Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.

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