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Updated Food Recall Warning - La fromagerie Hamel brand French cheeses recalled due to E. coli O26:H11

Recall date:
August 6, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - E. coli O26:H11
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
La Fromagerie Hamel
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Recall details

Ottawa, August 6, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on July 28, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

La Fromagerie Hamel is recalling La fromagerie Hamel brand French cheeses from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O26:H11 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
La fromagerie Hamel "St-Felicien lait cru France (Rhone-Alpes)" 180 g 11634104
Best Before 06/08/2014
La fromagerie Hamel "St-Marcellin lait cru France (Rhone-Alpes)" 80 g 11825104
Best Before 06/08/2014
La fromagerie Hamel "St-Marcellin lait cru France (Rhone-Alpes)" 80 g 11682104
Best Before 19/08/2014

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

Food contaminated with E. coli O26:H11 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.


This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. 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 products from the marketplace.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

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