Quebec – Absence of information necessary for the safe consumption of raw milk Gruyère cheese packaged and sold by the Butchery Charcuterie at Vito


QUEBEC CITY , April 27, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), in collaboration with the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal and the Boucherie Charcuterie at Vito located at 5180, rue Saint-Urbain in Montreal, advises people considered vulnerable (pregnant women, people with weakened immune systems, children and the elderly) not to consume the product indicated in the table below. below, because it does not include the mention “made of raw milk” which is required.

Product name


Affected batch



Units sold until April 27, 2022

The product that is the subject of this warning was offered for sale until April 27, 2022 inclusive, only at the establishment designated above. It was wrapped in clear plastic wrap and sold chilled. The product label included the words “Boucherie Charcuterie chez Vito”.

The retailer is voluntarily recalling the products in question. It has agreed with MAPAQ and the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal to issue this warning as a precautionary measure. In addition, persons deemed vulnerable (designated above) who have this product in their possession are advised not to consume it. They should return it to the establishment where they bought it, use it in a cooked dish that will be cooked until it reaches a safe cooking temperature of 74°C or throw it away. However, no case of disease associated with the consumption of this food has been reported to MAPAQ to date.

Additional information

The Ministry publishes various information documents concerning food safety. Interested persons can consult them in the “Food Consumption” section of the MAPAQ website:  . They also have the possibility of registering online by visiting  to receive, by e-mail, the food recall press releases published by the Ministry. Finally, it is possible to follow “MAPAQfoods” on Twitter at the following address:  .

Gruyère Swiss (CNW Group/Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) 

Hazard Classification: Class 1
Reference Number: 4540

Media relations
Direction des communications
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries
and Food
Tel. : 418 380-2100, extension 3512

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