Canadian Food Inspection Agency



Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 28, 2014 19:58 ET

Food Recall Warning: L'Alpette Cheese Recalled Due to a Toxin Produced by Staphylococcus Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2014) -

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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.

The following product has been sold in Ontario and Quebec.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
L'Alpette Soft ripened sheep cheese 160 g None Lot 333
Best before: 14 10 31

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.

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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.

Illnesses

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

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Contact Information

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