Saputo Inc.
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Saputo Inc.

June 05, 2016 17:58 ET

Expanded Product Recall - Certain Neilson Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk Products May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - June 5, 2016) - Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP) (Saputo or the Company) today expands the public warning issued on June 4, 2016. Following its June 4, 2016 announcement, Saputo Inc. closed the production line on which the recalled Neilson branded partly skimmed chocolate milk product was manufactured. Although the exact cause of the incident remains undetermined, out of an abundance of caution and because the Company puts the public's health first, Saputo is voluntarily recalling certain Neilson chocolate milk products in the marketplace. This recall includes all products manufactured until June 3, 2016 on the affected production line of its Georgetown, Ontario facility (Plant registration # 1590). They have best before dates up to and including June 22. No other Neilson chocolate milk products are affected by this recall. We continue to work closely with CFIA in their ongoing investigation.

There have been reported illnesses that may be associated with the consumption of these products. Further lab testing is underway to confirm the possible link.

Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following table lists the affected products:

Brand
Marque
Product Name
Nom du Produit
Product Size
& Quantity
Dimension
et quantité du produit
Registration Plant #
# d'établissement
Product Code
Code du produit
Best Before
Meilleur avant
UPC
CUP
SCC
Neilson 1% Chocolate Partly Skimmed Milk /
Lait au chocolat 1% partiellement écrémé - Bag / Sac
4 L 1590 271047 All BB up to and including JN22 /
Tous MA jusqu'à et y compris JN22
0 66800 00047 3 000 66800 00047 3
Neilson 1% Chocolate Partly Skimmed Milk /
Lait au chocolat 1% partiellement écrémé - Carton
237 ml 1590 131051 All BB up to and including JN22 /
Tous MA jusqu'à et y compris JN22
0 66800 10017 3 000 66800 10017 3
Neilson 1% Chocolate Partly Skimmed Milk /
Lait au chocolat 1% partiellement écrémé - Carton
473 ml 1590 131056 All BB up to and including JN22 /
Tous MA jusqu'à et y compris JN22
0 66800 10023 4 000 66800 10023 4
Neilson 1% Chocolate Partly Skimmed Milk /
Lait au chocolat 1% partiellement écrémé - Carton
2 L 1590 271042 All BB up to and including JN22 /
Tous MA jusqu'à et y compris JN22
0 66800 00042 8 000 66800 00042 8
Neilson 1% Chocolate Partly Skimmed Milk /
Lait au chocolat 1% partiellement écrémé - Carton
1 L 1590 271043 All BB up to and including JN22 /
Tous MA jusqu'à et y compris JN22
0 66800 00043 5 000 66800 00043 5
Neilson 1% Chocolate Partly Skimmed Milk /
Lait au chocolat 1% partiellement écrémé - Carton
750 ml 1590 271046 All BB up to and including JN22 /
Tous MA jusqu'à et y compris JN22
0 66800 10068 5 000 66800 10068 5
Neilson 1% Chocolate Partly Skimmed Milk /
Lait au chocolat 1% partiellement écrémé - Corrugate / Corrugé
6 x 2 L 1590 273191 All BB up to and including JN22 /
Tous MA jusqu'à et y compris JN22
0 66800 00042 8 100 66800 03191 7

The affected products have been sold through retail outlets, supermarkets and food service institutions such as restaurants, hospitals, day care centres and nursing homes. If you believe you may have purchased an affected product, please return it to the place of purchase for a refund. The product name, format, UPC, Best Before Date, Plant Registration Number or Codes that appear on packages can assist consumers in identifying the affected product. No other product codes are affected.

The affected products have been distributed in Ontario and Québec.

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.

Saputo Inc. is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

  • Saputo Inc. at 1-866-665-3070 or consumer@saputo.com
  • CFIA at 1-800-442-2342
  • TTY 1-800-465-7735, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday

About Saputo

Saputo produces, markets, and distributes a wide array of dairy products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients. Saputo is one of the top ten dairy processors in the world, the largest cheese manufacturer and the leading fluid milk and cream processor in Canada, the third largest dairy processor in Argentina, and the fourth largest in Australia. In the US, Saputo ranks among the top three cheese producers and is one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. Our products are sold in several countries under well-known brand names such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, COON, Cracker Barrel*, Dairyland, DairyStar, Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese Heads, La Paulina, Milk2Go/Lait's Go, Neilson, Nutrilait, Scotsburn*, Stella, Sungold, Treasure Cave and Woolwich Dairy. Saputo Inc. is a publicly traded company and its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "SAP".

*Trademark used under licence.

Contact Information

  • Media and Investor Relations
    Sandy Vassiadis
    Director, Corporate Communications
    514-328-3347