Food recall in Canada – L’Alpette cheese recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria

Recall details

Ottawa, August 28, 2014 – Ferme Floralpe Inc. is recalling L’Alpette cheese from the marketplace because it may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recall date: August 28, 2014 
Reason for recall: Microbiological – Staphylococcus aureus
Hazard classification: Class 2
Company / Firm: Ferme Floralpe Inc.
Distribution: Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution: Retail
Reference number: 9192
Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
L’Alpette Soft ripened sheep cheese 160 g Lot 333
Best before: 14 10 31
None
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 Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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.

Click here for the link to the CFIA warning.

(Source: CFIA website)

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