Le Pic brand "Saint-Félicien" cheese recalled due to E. coli O26

Starting date:
April 29, 2019
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - E. coli O26
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
La Fromagerie Hamel
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
Consumer
CFIA reference number:
12969

Last updated:

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 29, 2019 - La Fromagerie Hamel is recalling Le Pic brand "Saint-Félicien" cheese from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O26 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product 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 E. coli O26 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product in Canada. However, there have been reported illnesses in France linked to this product.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Le Pic Saint-Félicien 180 g All codes up to and including April 29, 2019 0 20060641300 0

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