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Updated Food Recall Warning - Le Moutier Goat Cheese sold at Choices Markets recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria

Recall date:
June 26, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Staphylococcus aureus
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Choices Markets
Distribution:
British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8989

Recall details

Ottawa, June 26, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on June 20, 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.

Choices Markets is recalling Le Moutier Goat Cheese from the marketplace because it may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
None Le Moutier Goat Cheese Various Best before dates up to and including 2014SE19 Beginning with 235881

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.

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