Thursday, November 20, 2008

Allergy Alert: Goat Cheese From Québec May Contain Penicillin

The Québec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) announced that Dion Fromagerie brand goat cheeses may contain penicillin and have been recalled.

The cheeses, which were sold at Chèvrerie Dion (128 route 101, Rouyn-Noranda, QC) and at other retailers in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, are described as follows:

  • Délice-Nature (plain), 125 g; Best before December 22-26, inclusive
  • Délice-Fines herbes (herbs), 125 g; Best before December 22-26, inclusive
  • Délice-Ail (garlic), 125 g; Best before December 22-26, inclusive
  • Délice-Poivre (pepper), 125 g; Best before December 22-26, inclusive
  • Délice-Ciboulette (chives), 125 g; Best before December 22-26, inclusive
  • Roulé-Nature (plain), 100 g; Best before December 9-12, inclusive
  • Roulé-Ail (garlic), 100 g; Best before December 9-12, inclusive
  • Roulé-Poivre (pepper), 100 g; Best before December 9-12, inclusive
  • Roulé-Fines herbes (herbs), 100 g; Best before December 9-12, inclusive
  • Roulé-Ciboulette (chives), 100 g; Best before December 9-12, inclusive
  • Fin Gourmet, 125 g; Best before December 22-26, inclusive

Individuals who are allergic to penicillin (or to other, similar antibiotics) can suffer a life-threatening reaction soon after consuming a food that contains penicillin. MAPAQ advises consumers to return the recalled products to the retailer.

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