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Updated Food Recall Warning: La Fromagerie Hamel Brand French Cheeses Recalled Due to E. coli O26:H11

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/06/14 -- Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/1lBqdNO

The food recall warning issued on July 28, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

La Fromagerie Hamel is recalling La fromagerie Hamel brand French cheeses from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O26:H11 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Quebec.

Recalled products


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Brand                   Product                 Size    UPC     Codes
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La fromagerie Hamel     "St-Felicien lait cru   180 g   None    11634104
                        France (Rhone-Alpes)"                   Best Before
                                                                06/08/2014
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La fromagerie Hamel     "St-Marcellin lait cru  80 g    None    11682104
                        France (Rhone-Alpes)"                   Best Before
                                                                06/08/2014
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La fromagerie Hamel     "St-Marcellin lait cru  80 g    None    11825104
                        France (Rhone-Alpes)"                   Best Before
                                                                19/08/2014
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What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

Food contaminated with E. coli O26:H11 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.


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    recall process

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. 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.

Illnesses

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

More information


--  CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Contacts:
CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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