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Updated Food Recall Warning - Papillon brand Roquefort cheese recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria

Recall date:
June 19, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Staphylococcus aureus
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Saputo Inc.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
9895

Recall details

Ottawa, June 19, 2015 - The food recall warning issued on June 17, 2015 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling Papillon brand Roquefort Cheese from the marketplace because it may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected product should check with their retailer.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Papillon Roquefort Variable All codes up to and including Best Before: 2015.09.15 Variable

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 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.

Background

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.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600
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