Food recall warning

Le Migneron de Charlevoix cheese recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria

Starting date:
May 1, 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:
La Maison d'affinage Maurice Dufour Inc.
Distribution:
Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8832

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 1, 2014 - La Maison d'affinage Maurice Dufour Inc. is recalling Le Migneron de Charlevoix cheese from the marketplace because it contains the toxin produced by Staphylococcus. 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 the 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
Maison Maurice Dufour Le Migneron de Charlevoix 140 g Lot: 260294
Best Before: 30JL14
6 98822 00140 6

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