Milan – In relation to the health hazard alert issued yesterday by the
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stating that Santa Lucia Brand Ricotta
Cheese may be contaminated with Listeria, Galbani
hereby informs that Santa Lucia Brand Ricotta Cheese is not a product made by
Galbani. Galbani products
are absolutely safe.
The product mentioned in the health hazard alert issued by the Canadian
authority is not connected to Galbani nor related
to Galbani products.
Long ago Galbani started legal actions against the
Canadian producer to protect its brand and its products from evident,
unscrupulous attempts, which borders upon counterfeiting, to imitate its
The ricotta cheese in question is made and marketed in Canada by the Toronto-based international
company International Cheese Co. Ltd which Galbani
has long been fighting in the competent venues in Canada to prevent it from using
the brand Santa Lucia which is the property of Galbani,
unfortunately without success so far.
New actions started by Galbani last year are still
under review by Canadian authorities.