Dr. Sheela Basrur, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, today warned the public not to consume some cheese products made by the Upper Canada Cheese Company in Jordan Station.

This warning is based on an ongoing investigation that showed a link between the two identified Upper Canada Cheese Company products and several confirmed cases of food-borne illness caused by salmonella bacteria.

The two cheese products are sold under the label of Niagara Gold and Comfort Cream. The cheese products were sold in the Niagara Region and Greater Toronto Area.

"Salmonella can cause serious illness, and can be life-threatening for the very young, elderly and those with weakened immune systems," Dr. Basrur said. "If you have Upper Canada Cheese Company products with the specified product date label in your fridge, throw them out. If you have eaten cheese at home or in a restaurant, and are experiencing these symptoms, contact your physician immediately."