L'Alpette cheese recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria

Starting date:
August 28, 2014
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Staphylococcus aureus
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Ferme Floralpe Inc.
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
9192

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 28, 2014 - Ferme Floralpe Inc. is recalling L'Alpette cheese from the marketplace because it may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

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.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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 product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
L'Alpette Soft ripened sheep cheese 160 g Lot 333
Best before: 14 10 31
None

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Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

Ferme Floralpe Inc.: 819-427-5700

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