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Food Recall Warning - La Cigogne brand "Munster Géromé" cheese recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria

Recall date:
June 23, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Other
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Les Dépendances
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
9899

Recall details

Ottawa, June 23, 2015 - Les Dépendances is recalling La Cigogne brand "Munster Géromé" cheese from the marketplace because it may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

These products may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected products should check with their retailer.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
La Cigogne "Petit Munster Géromé" 200 g All Best Before dates up to and including 2015 AU 06 8 31014 41380 3
La Cigogne "Munster Géromé" 800 g All Best Before dates up to and including 2015 AU 06 None

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were 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 products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

More information

  • Les Dépendances: 1-888-266-4491
  • CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

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

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Media enquiries

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