Staph toxin in French Roquefort cheeses leads to recall in Canada 

I like Roquefort cheese, probably too much. My favorite weekend lunch combination is Roquefort on crackers with honey, proscuitto and a Malbec. I prefer my cheese without staph toxin though.

According to a press release, Saputo Inc is recalling a couple of French Roqueforts under the Papillon brand.

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

The affected products have been distributed across Canada. This voluntary recall represents approximately 900 kg of Papillon brand Roquefort cheese products in 100 g and approximately 1.375 kg random weight half wheels.

The Brand, Product Name, Product Size, UPC, and Codes that appear on packages of the affected products can assist consumers in identifying the recalled products

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Dr. Ben Chapman is an associate professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University. As a teenager, a Saturday afternoon viewing of the classic cable movie, Outbreak, sparked his interest in pathogens and public health. With the goal of less foodborne illness, his group designs, implements, and evaluates food safety strategies, messages, and media from farm-to-fork. Through reality-based research, Chapman investigates behaviors and creates interventions aimed at amateur and professional food handlers, managers, and organizational decision-makers; the gate keepers of safe food. Ben co-hosts a biweekly podcast called Food Safety Talk and tries to further engage folks online through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and, maybe not surprisingly, Pinterest. Follow on Twitter @benjaminchapman.