Saputo re­calls more cheese prod­ucts

The Pak Banker - - International3 -

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

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