Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 29, 2008 05:12 ET

CFIA-Health Hazard Alert: Certain Ready-To-Eat Deli Meat Products May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 29, 2008) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sobeys Inc. are warning the public not to serve or consume various ready-to-eat deli meat products including trays, platters, sandwiches, subs and wraps described below because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

This recall is being initiated as these products contain some of the ready-to-eat deli meat products recalled by Maple Leaf Consumer Foods, Burlington, ON. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The following products were sold in Sobeys and Foodland stores in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador.



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Product UPC / PLU Size Best Before dates up
to and including
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Hospitality Tray 217536 14" Aug 27, 08
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Hospitality Tray 217535 12" Aug 27, 08
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Value Variety Tray 217533 16" Aug 27, 08
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Party Delight Tray Storemade 227555 12" Aug 27, 08
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Party Delight Tray Storemade 217525 16" Aug 27, 08
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Baguette Club House 247274 330 g Aug 26, 08
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Club Sandwich 227211 140 g Aug 25, 08
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Dagwood Sandwich 256526 775 g Aug 26, 08
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Dagwood Sandwich Half 256527 388 g Aug 26, 08
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Deli Mixed Lunch Pk
Value Subs 245788 225 g Aug 26, 08
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Deli Mixed Two Pack
Value Subs 245785 450 g Aug 26, 08
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Deli Mixed Value Subs 217050 900 g Aug 26, 08
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Mixed Meat Plate 216853 345 g Aug 27, 08
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Variety Pack Sub, 6 inch
Ham Turkey Roast Beef 217249 675 g Aug 27, 08
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Turkey Brst & Ched Chse 247219 140 g Aug 26, 08
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Turkey Ciabatta 247265 135 g Aug 26, 08
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Turkey Club Wrap White 227266 120 g Aug 25, 08
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Club Wrap Turkey 1/2 267232 160 g Aug 25, 08
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Turkey Sandwich 217266 170 g Aug 25, 08
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Turkey Sub Single 6 inch 217257 225 g Aug 27, 08
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Turkey Sub Value Pack 217265 508 g Aug 27, 08
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The following products were sold in Sobeys and IGA stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.



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Product UPC / PLU Size Best Before dates up
to and including
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Turkey & Provolone Sandwich 217244 1 2008 AU 26
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Turkey & Bacon Wrap 257266 1 2008 AU 26
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3 Pack Subs 257252 1 2008 AU 26
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Dagwood 1/4 Loaf 247227 1 2008 AU 26
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Dagwood 1/2 Loaf 247276 1 2008 AU 26
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Dagwood Sandwich Loaf Whole 277584 1 2008 AU 26
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Meat Ends (cryovac) 15876 1 2008 SE 07
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The following deli meats, vacuum packed in stores, were sold in IGA, Bonichoix, Tradition, and Omni stores in Quebec.



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Product UPC / PLU Size Best Before dates up
to and including
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Bologne Cire ML / 216124 Variable 04 SE 2008
Waxed Bologna ML or 206124 weight
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Bologne Ord. Viking ML / 216123 Variable 04 SE 2008
Viking Bologna ML or 206123 weight
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Salami Maple Leaf 216126 Variable 04 SE 2008
or 206126 weight
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Pepperoni Maple Leaf 216121 Variable 04 SE 2008
or 206121 weight
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Poit Dinde Des. Four. Bitt 216101 Variable 04 SE 2008
or 206101 weight
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Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

Sobeys Inc, Stellarton, NS, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. These products were last sold on Sunday, August 24, 2008. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Sobeys Atlantic at 1-888-944-0442 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Atlantic time, Monday to Friday)

Sobeys West at 1-877-736-6161 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mountain time, Monday to Friday)

Sobeys Quebec at 1-514-324-1010 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday)

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).

For information on Listeria monocytogenes, visit the Food Facts web page at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/causee.shtml.

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Sobeys Inc.
    Andrew Walker (English)
    VP Communications & Corporate Affairs
    905-214-6711
    or
    Sobeys Inc.
    Anne-Hélène Lavoie (French)
    Coordinator, Public Relations
    514-324-1010 ext. 2158
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Garfield Balsom (English)
    613-760-4232
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    613-760-4112