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

Recall date:
June 17, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Staphylococcus aureus
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Saputo Inc.
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, June 17, 2015 - Saputo Inc. is recalling Papillon brand Roquefort Cheese products from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Papillon Roquefort 100 g All codes up to and including Best Before: 2015/SE/15 3 177890 001008
Papillon Roquefort Variable
(half wheels approximately 1.375 kg)
All codes up to and including Best Before: 2015.09.15 Starts with 2 999231 0 This product 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.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled products 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.


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 products from the marketplace.


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

More information

Saputo Inc: 1-866-665-3070; email:

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

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