Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 23, 2010 23:11 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Cuisine Bernart Chicken Supreme "Tomate Basilic" May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 23, 2010) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Cuisine Bern-Art Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Cuisine Bernart Chicken Supreme "Tomate Basilic" described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected product, Cuisine Bernart Chicken Supreme "Tomate Basilic", is sold in 325 g trays bearing UPC 6 26408 00732 0 and a Best Before date of 26AL10.

This product has been distributed in Quebec.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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, Cuisine Bern-Art Inc., LaSalle, QC, 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:

Bernard Duguay (Cuisine Bern-Art Inc.) at 514-367-0228 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).

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 all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit our web site at: www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600