CFIA HEALTH HAZARD ALERT: Metal Wire in Cheese

Certain Fromagerie Bergeron brand cheese products May Contain Harmful Pieces of Metal Wire

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OTTAWA, May 4, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Fromagerie Bergeron Inc. are warning the public not to consume the cheese products described below because they may contain harmful pieces of metal wire.

The following Fromagerie Bergeron brand cheese products are affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC Lot Best Before date
Brins de Gouda 100 g 0 62036 10100 7 12-0687 2012 MA 18
Brins de Gouda 180 g 0 62036 02060 5 12-0687 2012 MA 18
Brins de Gouda 230 g 0 62036 10230 1 12-0687 2012 MA 18
Brins de Gouda 260 g 0 62036 02065 0 12-0687 2012 MA 18
Brins de Gouda 300 g 0 62036 10300 1 12-0687 2012 MA 18
Brins de Gouda 500 g 0 62036 20050 6 12-0687 2012 MA 18
Le Populaire 335 g 0 62036 20335 0 12-687 2012 AU 03

These products have been distributed in Quebec.

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

The manufacturer, Fromagerie Bergeron Inc., Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Fromagerie Bergeron Inc. at 418-886-2234; or

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Clostridium botulinum, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/botulisme.shtml

Le Brins de Gouda
Le Brins de Gouda

Le Populaire
Le Populaire

Le Populaire
Le Populaire

Le Populaire
Le Populaire

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