La Cigogne brand "Munster Géromé" cheese recalled due to Staphylococcus bacteria

La Cigogne brand “Munster Géromé” cheese recalled due to Staphylococcus bacteria

Les Dépendances is recalling La Cigogne brand “Munster Géromé” cheese from the marketplace because it may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.


These products may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected products should check with their retailer.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
La Cigogne Petit Munster Géromé 200 g All Best Before dates up to and including 2015 AU 06 None
La Cigogne Munster Géromé 800 g All Best Before dates up to and including 2015 AU 06 None

What you should do

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 Staphylococcus toxin may not look or smell spoiled. The toxin produced by Staphylococcusbacteria 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.


This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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 CFIAwill notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.


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

More information

  • Les Dépendances: 1-888-266-4491

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