Saputo says its Neilson Trutaste 2% Microfiltered Partly Skimmed Milk may contain cleaning solution; product sold in four-liter bags with best-before date of Feb. 12

MONTREAL , January 27, 2012 (press release) – Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP) in collaboration with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Neilson Trutaste 2% Microfiltered Partly Skimmed Milk sold in 4 litre bags with best before date February 12, 2012 described below because it may contain a cleaning solution.

The affected product, Neilson Trutaste 2% Microfiltered Partly Skimmed Milk, is sold in 4L bags bearing UPC 066800 00404 4 and the Best Before code 1590 FE12 H7. The Best Before code appears on the bag closure tab. No other codes are affected.

This product has been distributed in Ontario and in Aylmer, Quebec.

There has been one reported reaction associated with the consumption of this product.

Milk containing this cleaning solution may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of this product may cause symptoms such as nausea, upset stomach or vomiting. The affected product should not be consumed.

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 call one of the following numbers:

Saputo Inc. at 1-866-665-3070 or email consumer@saputo.com.

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 products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, yogurt, dairy ingredients and snack-cakes. Saputo is the 12th largest dairy processor in the world, the largest in Canada, the third largest in Argentina, among the top three cheese producers in the United States and the largest snack-cake manufacturer in Canada. Our products are sold in more than 50 countries under well-known brand names such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, Baxter, Dairyland, Danscorella, Dragone, DuVillage 1860, Frigo Cheese Heads, Great Midwest, King's Choice, Kingsey, La Paulina, Neilson, Nutrilait, Ricrem, Salemville, Stella, Treasure Cave, hop & go, Rondeau and Vachon. Saputo is a publicly traded company whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SAP.

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