Recalls and Warnings UPDATED CFIA RECALL:Papillon brand Roquefort cheese for Staphylococcus bacteria

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Updated Food Recall Warning - Papillon brand Roquefort cheese recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria



Recall date: June 19, 2015   Reason for recall: Microbiological - Staphylococcus aureus   Hazard classification: Class 2   Distribution: National   Extent of the distribution: Retail            





Recall details



Ottawa, June 19, 2015 - The food recall warning issued on June 17, 2015 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.


Industry is recalling Papillon brand Roquefort Cheese from the marketplace because it may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected product should check with their retailer.






Recalled products




Brand Name:     Papillon


Common Name:     Roquefort


Size:     Variable


Code(s) on Product:     All codes up to and including Best Before: 2015.09.15


UPC:          Variable







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.







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.







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




More information



For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.



Media enquiries



CFIA Media Relations




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