Multiple food items and other products have been recalled from retailers in Ontario this past week (Dec. 5 to 11), including stores in Mississauga and Brampton, due to potential health and safety risks.
See below for more information on each recall:
Igor brand Gorgonzola mild ripened blue-veined cheese
Risk: Possible Listeria contamination. Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.
What you should do: Recalled food products should be thrown out or returned to the store they were purchased from.
Tums Peppermint Regular Strength Tablets
Risk: The product may contain the presence of foreign matter.
What you should do: Stop using the recalled product and contact your health care practitioner if you have used this product and have concerns about your health. Return the product to your local pharmacy for proper disposal.
Vantage Special (Vantage Spécial), King Size, 25 cigarettes
Risk: This voluntary recall involves 656 individual cigarette packs (82 cartons) of Vantage Special (Vantage Spécial), King Size, 25 cigarettes only sold in Ontario. The cigarettes do not meet regulations and may pose an increased fire hazard. Cigarettes that are dropped onto furniture, bedding or other textile products may cause a fire to start.
What you should do: Consumers should immediately stop using the cigarettes and contact the manufacturer, JTI-Macdonald Corp., to return the product for a replacement product.
Puduo Epoxy Resin
Risk: The lack of child-resistant packaging and appropriate labelling information could result in unintentional exposure to the products and lead to serious illness or injury.