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Quebec cheese pulled form B.C. shelves

Image Credit: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
June 27, 2014 - 10:01 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - A cheese possibly containing a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria has been pulled from the shelves of B.C. retailers this week as a food recall warning is expanded.

The original recall was issued on June 20 for Le Moutier Goat Cheese out of Quebec and Thursday the recall was expanded to include the cheese being sold at Choices Markets in B.C.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says consumers should not consume the recalled product, which is marked with best before dates of up to and including 2014SE19 and UPC codes beginning with 235881.

Recalled products 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. No illnesses have been reported in association with this product.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infotelnews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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