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Health Hazard Alert - Neilson Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk Recalled due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

06/04/2016 7:13 UTC

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - June 4, 2016) - Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP) is recalling Neilson Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following table lists the affected product:

Brand Product Size UPC Best Before
Neilson Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk, 1% mf 4 L 0 66800 00047 3 JN01 2016 Bag clip: 1590JN01H8
Inner bag: BB/MA

The affected product has been distributed in Ontario and Quebec. The product name, format, UPC, Best Before Date or Codes that appear on packages can assist consumers in identifying the affected product. No other product codes are affected. The affected product has been sold through food service institutions such as restaurants, retail outlets and supermarkets. If you believe you may have purchased the affected product, please return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

There have been reported illnesses that may be associated with the consumption of this product. Further lab testing is underway to confirm the possible link.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Saputo Inc. is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

  • Saputo Inc. at 1-866-665-3070 or
  • CFIA at 1-800-442-2342
  • TTY 1-800-465-7735, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday

About Saputo

Saputo produces, markets, and distributes a wide array of dairy products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients. Saputo is one of the top ten dairy processors in the world, the largest cheese manufacturer and the leading fluid milk and cream processor in Canada, the third largest dairy processor in Argentina, and the fourth largest in Australia. In the US, Saputo ranks among the top three cheese producers and is one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. Our products are sold in several countries under well-known brand names such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, COON, Cracker Barrel*, Dairyland, DairyStar, Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese Heads, La Paulina, Milk2Go/Lait's Go, Neilson, Nutrilait, Scotsburn*, Stella, Sungold, Treasure Cave and Woolwich Dairy. Saputo Inc. is a publicly traded company and its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "SAP".

*Trademark used under licence.


Contact Information:

Media and Investor Relations
Sandy Vassiadis
Director, Corporate Communications