If you had any plans to put out a charcuterie board at an upcoming holiday party, you may want to think twice about serving one specific type of cheese on it. A specific type of President's Choice goat cheese was recalled due to the presence of foreign materials.

The 300-gram packages of President's Choice cranberry goat's milk cheese sold in most Loblaw Companies grocery stores have been recalled over the risk of some non-food pieces in it.

According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the cheese could possibly contain "plastic pieces." The recall itself was issued by Loblaw Companies Limited.

In a press release, the company states that any product "with the UPC code 060383010133 and dates 2020 MR 19 and 2020 MR 24" carries the risk of containing the foreign material.

The company has said that all of the affected merchandise has been removed from stores. However, if you have bought the product in question and it meets the recall criteria, it can be returned for a full refund.

The CFIA has stated that they are conducting an inspection to ensure that no other products have been affected. They also report that there have been no cases of illness or injury due to the recalled product.

The CFIA has the authority to suspend some food licenses for companies if they are found to be breaking any provisions of the Safe Food for Canadians Act.

The cranberry goat cheese in question was recalled nationwide. Loblaw Companies Limited provided a list of stores that would have carried it.

These included Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, and No Frills. There were also region-specific stores that carried the product such as Maxi and Provigo in Quebec and Extra Foods in the western provinces.

Loblaw Companies Limited also issued an apology in their press release, saying "The safety of customers is our top concern."


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