Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 23, 2015 22:37 ET

Food Recall Warning: La Cigogne Brand "Munster Gerome" Cheese Recalled Due to a Toxin Produced by Staphylococcus Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 23, 2015) -

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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.

The following products have been sold in British Colombia, Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and may have been sold in other provinces and territories.

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 Product Size UPC Codes
La Cigogne "Petit Munster Géromé" 200 g None All Best Before dates up to
and including 2015 AU 06
La Cigogne "Munster Géromé" 800 g None All Best Before dates up to
and including 2015 AU 06

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.

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- View our detailed explanation of the food safety investigation and recall process


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.


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

More information

- Les Dépendances: 1-888-266-4491


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