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This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.

Updated Food Recall Warning - Various brands of butter recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

From: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recall date:
July 22, 2017
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Fromagerie Albert Perron Inc., Maurice St-Laurent Limitée, Nutrinor Coopérative
Extent of the distribution:
Consumer , Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
Reference number:
11693, 11696, 11697

Recall details

Ottawa, July 22, 2017 - The food recall warning issued on July 11, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling various brands of butter from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Quebec.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Code(s) on Product Additional Info
St Laurent Butter 454 g 0 62260 00454 9 All lots sold up to and
including July 22, 2017
None "Beurre de lactoserum" 25 kg None All lots sold up to and including July 22, 2017 Sold only to hotels, restaurants and institutions
St Laurent Light Butter 454 g 0 62260 00456 3 All lots sold up to and
including July 22, 2017
Beurre du Lac Butter 454 g 0 62260 00455 6 All lots sold up to and
including July 22, 2017
Perron Butter 454 g 7 72622 72454 0 All lots sold up to and
including July 22, 2017
Nutrinor Butter 454 g 0 65244 45827 7 All lots sold up to and
including July 22, 2017
Nutrinor Light Butter 454 g 0 65244 15500 8 All lots sold up to and
including July 22, 2017

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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 Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.


This recall was triggered by 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.

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