CFIA: Certain Nature’s Best brand and Zavat Chalav brand Mozzarella Cheese Products Recalled

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  • Brand(s): Nature’s Best, Zavat Chalav
  • Product: Mozzarella Cheese
  • Companies: Gaton’s Foods Dairy
  • Issue: Food – Microbial contamination – Listeria
  • Category: Dairy
  • What to do: Do not consume, use, sell, serve, or distribute recalled products
  • Audience: General public
  • Recall class: Class 1

Affected products

Nature’s BestLight Mozzarella800 g6 80852 00184 622116Best Before: 2023/01/20
Zavat ChalavLight Mozzarella Thins150 g6 80852 91089 622116Best Before: 23/01/20
Zavat ChalavShredded Light Mozzarella800 g6 8085 291044 522116Best Before: 2023/01/21


The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination.

The recalled products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider
  • Check to see if you have recalled products
  • Do not consume, serve, use, sell, or distribute recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

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. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.Learn more:


This recall was triggered by the company.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

What is being done

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.