Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 26, 2014 22:12 ET

Updated Food Recall Warning: Le Moutier Goat Cheese Sold at Choices Markets Recalled Due to a Toxin Produced by Staphylococcus Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 26, 2014) -

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The food recall warning issued on June 20, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Choices Markets is recalling Le Moutier Goat 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 had been sold at Choice Markets in British Columbia.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
None Le Moutier Goat Cheese Various Beginning with 235881 Best before dates up to and including 2014SE19

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.

  • Learn more about the health risks at:

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/fact-sheets/food-poisoning/eng/1331151916451/1331152055552

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http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/stay-connected/eng/1299856061207/1299856119191

Background

This recall was triggered by 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.

More information

Contact Information

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