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Papillon brand Roquefort cheese recalled over toxin concerns

06/18/2015 07:14 EDT | Updated 06/18/2016 05:59 EDT
Saputo Inc. is recalling its Papillon brand Roquefort cheese because it may contain a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria, Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results confirm.

Consumers are advised not to eat the 100-gram Roquefort cheese with best before dates up to and including Sept. 15, 2015 with UPC 3 177890 001008.

The recall also applies to the half-wheel size, 1.375 kilogram, Roquefort cheese with best before dates up to and including Sept. 15, 2015 with UPC that starts with 2 999231 0.

The CFIA says people should either throw the cheese out or return it to the store from which they bought it. 

"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," said CFIA on its website.

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 can happen.

No one has been made sick by these products, says the CFIA

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