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Updated Food Recall Warning - Citadelle and Grey Owl cheese recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria
- Recall date:
- July 11, 2014
- Reason for recall:
- Microbiological - Staphylococcus aureus
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Company / Firm:
- Fromagerie Le Détour (2003) Inc.
- British Columbia, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
Ottawa, July 11, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on July 4, 2014 has been updated to include additional products. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Fromagerie Le Détour (2003) Inc. is recalling Citadelle and Grey Owl cheese from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
Also affected by this alert are the above products which may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected products.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Code(s) on Product||UPC|
|Citadelle||Surface ripened soft cheese||Various||Lot 07||None|
|Grey Owl||Surface ripened soft cheese||Various||Lot : 21
Lot : 22
Lot : 23
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased
Food contaminated with Staphylococcus toxin may not look or smell spoiled. The toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria is not easily destroyed at normal cooking temperatures. Common symptoms of Staphylococcus poisoning are nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever. In severe cases of illness, headache, muscle cramping and changes in blood pressure and pulse rate may occur.
This recall was triggered by 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 recalled product from the marketplace.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Fromagerie Le Détour (2003) Inc.: Mario Quirion, owner: 418-899-7000
For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.
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