CFIA: Fromagerie Blackburn Brand Le Mont-Jacob Semi-Soft Cheese Recalled

OTTAWA – The food recall warning issued on March 26, 2020 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Fromagerie Blackburn is recalling Fromagerie Blackburn brand Le Mont-Jacob semi-soft cheese from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Cheese wheels of Le Mont-Jacob semi-soft cheese have been sold cut up and re-packaged.  Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

The following products have been sold in Quebec and Ontario.

Recalled products

Fromagerie BlackburnLe Mont-Jacob semi-soft cheese130 g6 28504 56408 0Best Before05JN2016JN2025JN20200072002020028
Le Mont-Jacob semi-soft cheeseVariable weight – cheese wheels6 28504 56403 5All products with a BBD up to and including 15JN2020007,20008,20014,20015,20016,20020,20021,20022,20028,20036,20042,20043,20044,20050
Fromagerie BlackburnLe Mont-Jacob semi-soft cheeseVariable weightBegins with 0 200007All units sold up to and including April 5, 2020None

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store 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.


This recall was triggered by the company The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)  is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

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


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