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Costco, CFIA issue deli meat product recall over listeria contamination concerns

03/12/2013 10:25 EDT | Updated 05/12/2013 05:12 EDT
OTTAWA - The public is being warned not to consume a type of deli meat wrapped around mozzarella cheese because it may be contaminated with Listeria.

Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling Formaggio brand Artisan Wraps Italian Style Meats around Fresh Mozzarella.

The product is distributed by Costco in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador.

It was sold in 675 gram packages with best before dates between Feb. 13 and March 11.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says there have been no reported illnesses associated with the product so far.

Food contaminated with Listeria may not look or smell spoiled but eating it can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.

Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.

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