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04/03/2012 07:03 EDT | Updated 06/03/2012 05:12 EDT

B.C. organic cheese recalled over threat of contamination by listeria

VANCOUVER - The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is warning people not to eat some organic cheese produced by a company on Saltspring Island.

The agency says the Tomme d’Or cheese manufactured by Moonstruck Organic Cheese may be contaminated with the listeria bacteria.

All lot numbers of Moonstruck Tomme d’Or are covered by the recall, and anyone who bought the cheese is urged to throw it out or to return it to the store where it was bought.

Other kinds of cheese produced by Moonstruck are considered safe.

The disease control centre says no illnesses have been linked to Tomme d'Or cheese, but listeria is a potentially fatal disease.