Ferme Floralpe Inc. is recalling L’Alpette cheese from the marketplace because it may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results.
Consumers should not consume the following recalled product: L’Alpette Soft ripened sheep cheese in 160 g size packaging and has the following code Lot 333 , Best before: 14 10 31. The product was distributed in Ontario, Quebec.
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.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. The CFIA says the recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.