Saputo recalls more cheese products
BANGALORE: Saputo Inc, Canada's biggest dairy processor, said on Friday it was expanding its voluntary recall of cheese products on concerns that they may contain listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that could cause serious illness.
The new recall list includes products from brands such as Faith Farms, St-Albert and Sunspun, all of which were distributed in Canada.
When asked about the cost impact of the recall, Sandy Vassiadis, a spokeswoman for Saputo, said public health was the main concern for the company at this point. She also did not disclose how much the three brands that were being recalled contributed to total revenue. Saputo's earlier recall, announced on November 26, was limited to a single product from the Faith Farms brand.
Saputo, which competes with the likes of Dean Foods and Kraft in North America, said there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the products that are under recall. "Even with prompt treatment, some infections result in death. This is particularly likely in the elderly and in persons with other serious medical problems," the CDC website said. -Reuters