Canadians: Watch out for frozen creme brulee

  1. Toxin in frozen creme brulee slabs affect 190 people, CFIA warns


    Wed Feb 21, 12:43 AM


    OTTAWA (CP) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning Canadians about a frozen creme brulee that is suspected to have poisoned nearly 190 people.
    The Cranberry Creme Brulee slabs, manufactured by Selection du Pattisier in Quebec, is suspected to contain Staphylococcus toxin. The manufacturer says the product was distributed in Quebec, but may have also found its way onto store shelves across the country. Selection du Pattisier is recalling the product, and the CFIA is urging people who may have purchased it not to eat the frozen dessert.

    Staphylococcus poisoning can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever. Severe cases can result in a change of blood pressure and pulse rate.

    The CFIA says food contaminated with Staphylococcus bacteria may not look or smell spoiled, and that the toxin is difficult to destroy at normal cooking temperatures.

    The alert pertains to the following lot codes: Selection du Patissier, frozen Cranberry creme brulee slab, sold in a 7.4 kg/16.31 lbs case that contains 2 x 42 pre-marked servings slabs, bearing item number 00208 and UPC 1 06 22267 00208 4.

    The individual slab is identified as a 3.7 kg/8.15 lbs package bearing item number 00208 and UPC 6 22267 00208 7.