Ran-Cher Acres is recalling Ran-Cher Acres brand Goat Cheese (all flavours) from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
Ran-Cher Acres//Goat Cheese//170 g//Best Before: 20 NOV//None//Affected products: all flavours including plain, chive, dill, herb provence, garden herb, garlic & cayenne, Italian blend, onion blend, herb & garlic, peppercorn
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.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products
The company’s owners told the CBC they aren’t sure how their cheese became contaminated.
“There’s salmonella in many, many places, it’s very common. So maybe someone didn’t wash their hands well and handled something else,” said Cheryl Hiltz co-owner of Ran-Cher Acres.
“We pasteurise the product so it was probably contaminated after the pasteurisation … we have a farm so there’s the possibility of cross contamination.”
Hiltz said this is the first time in about 30 years that they have had any problems with their products.
“We’re a small business, so we can keep a little bit of tabs on things,” said Hiltz.