Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 14, 2009 21:25 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Smoked Salmon Products May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Classic Smokehouse (2003) Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain smoked salmon products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Classic Smokehouse brand product is affected by this alert (The list of affected products is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/CFA1114.pdf).

Maple Salmon Nuggets sold at various weights from the following locations are also affected by this alert (The list is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/CFA21114.pdf).

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

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these 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.

The manufacturer, Classic Smokehouse (2003) Inc., Vancouver, BC, 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 the 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/cause/listeriae.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

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600