Food Recall Warning – Farm Boy brand cheese balls recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes 111819

Recall date:November 17, 2019Reason for recall:Microbiological – ListeriaHazard classification:Class 1Company / Firm:Farm BoyDistribution:OntarioExtent of the distribution:Retail

Recall details

Ottawa, November 17, 2019 – Farm Boy is recalling Farm Boy brand cheese balls from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled product

Farm BoyCheese Ball Trio – Fiesta, Cranberry Pecan, Bacon Cheddar and/or “FB Cheese Ball Trio”360 gStarting with 0 238211All units sold up to and including November 17, 2019
Farm Boy“FB Blue Cheese & Walnut Ball”180 gStarting with 0 238274All units sold up to and including November 17, 2019
Farm BoyCranberry Pecan Cheese Ball and/or “FB Cran Pecan Cheese Ball”180 g8 08912 00884 4 or Starting with 0 232337All units sold up to and including November 17, 2019
Farm BoyFiesta Cheese Ball and/or Farm Boy Fiesta Cheese Ball180 g8 08912 00883 7 or Starting with 0 238283All units sold up to and including November 17, 2019
Farm Boy“FB Wht Choc Pecan Cran Ball”180 gStarting with 0 238275All units sold up to and including November 17, 2019
Farm BoyBacon Cheddar Cheese Ball and/or “FB Bacon Chedd. Cheese Ball”180 g8 08912 00885 1 or Starting with 0 238284All units sold up to and including November 17, 2019

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 Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The 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

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