Various brands of butter recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
July 11, 2017
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Fromagerie Albert Perron Inc., Maurice St-Laurent Limitée, Nutrinor Coopérative
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 11, 2017 - The food recall warning issued on July 8, 2017 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 various brands of butter from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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 Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.


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 products from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
St-Laurent Butter 454 g 110 050
122 058
122 059
125 061
125 062
128 064
0 62260 00454 9
Beurre du Lac Butter 454 g 102 024
107 025
122 029
128 030
135 031
149 033
0 62260 00455 6
Perron Butter 454 g 135 067 7 72622 72454 0
Nutrinor Butter 454 g 122 057
122 058
125 060
125 061
0 65244 45827 7


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