Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 01, 2014 21:26 ET

Food Recall Warning: Le Migneron de Charlevoix Cheese Recalled Due to A Toxin Produced by Staphylococcus Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 1, 2014) -

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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.

The following product has been sold in Quebec and may also have been distributed in other provinces.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Maison Maurice Dufour Le Migneron de Charlevoix 140 g 6 98822 00140 6 Lot: 260294
Best Before: 30JL14

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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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.


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

More information

La Maison d'affinage Maurice Dufour Inc. : Maurice Dufour, owner, (418) 435-5692 poste 223

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