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Updated Food Recall Warning - Sentinelle cheese recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria

Recall date:
July 4, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Staphylococcus aureus
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Fromagerie Le Détour (2003) Inc.
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
9037

Recall details

Ottawa, July 4, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on June 27, 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.

Fromagerie Le Détour (2003) Inc. is recalling Sentinelle cheese from the marketplace because it may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Also affected by this alert is the above product 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 product.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Sentinelle Surface ripened soft cheese Various Lot # 04 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 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

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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