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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Canada: Citadelle and Grey Owl Cheese Recalled Due to Staphylococcus Bacteria.

 The food recall warning issued on July 4, 2014 has been updated to include additional products. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Fromagerie Le Détour (2003) Inc. is recalling Citadelle and Grey Owl cheese from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
Also affected by this alert are the above products which may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected products.

Recalled products

Brand NameCommon NameSizeCode(s) on ProductUPC
CitadelleSurface ripened soft cheeseVariousLot 07None
Grey OwlSurface ripened soft cheeseVariousLot : 21
Lot : 22
Lot : 23
None

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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