Cream cheese recall

There is a concern about a popular cream cheese product, having salmonella contamination.On December 6th, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, has included in its recall, some further cream cheese products.

The original recall was for cream cheese made by Western Creamery, a division of Liberte Natural foods.

Now there is a consumer warning on the plain cream cheese, nachos with dip, nachos dip and nachos with salsa party tray. Any of the nacho products, may contain some of the affected cream cheese.

The stores affected are Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys, Real Canadian Superstore, Fortinos, Zehrs and a number of independent grocery stores across the country. Check your labels for products sold between November 25 and December 4.

Foods that are contaminated with salmonella, may not look or smell spoiled. When you eat them, they can cause fever, upset stomach, headaches, diarrhea and vomiting. Young children and the elderly are the most susceptible to getting sick, as they have a weaker immune system.

Western Creamery will likely have product recall insurance, to help them cover the costs of this recall. The government will investigate, and safety standards might have to be upgraded, from the accepted norm. If you became sick from ingesting this food, then you would contact the company directly. In cases where the recall was not done quickly enough, and people did suffer as a result of eating "bad food", there was compensation to these individuals.

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