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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Canada: Raw milk cheese recalled due to Staphylococcus contamination

Portuguese Cheese Co. Ltd. is recalling St. Jorge and Queijo São Jorge raw milk cheese from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The Queijo São Jorge raw milk cheese 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 Name
Common Name
Size
Code(s) on Product
St. Jorge
Raw Milk Cheese
Variable
Lot #914
Queijo São Jorge
Raw Milk Cheese
Approximately 9-10 kg
AEE0215 (appears on case only)
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 Staphylococcal 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.

  • Queijo São Jorge – 9-10 kilograms

  • St. Jorge - 325 grams - front

  • St. Jorge - 325 grams - back
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