Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 21, 2009 22:16 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Siena Brand Mild Cacciatore Salami May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2009) - Audio clips available at

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Siena Foods are warning the public not to consume the Siena brand mild Cacciatore Salami described below because this product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Siena brand meat product is affected by this alert.

Product Size UPC Best Before date
Cacciatore Salami, Mild Variable weight N/A 2010 MA 04

This product is known to have been distributed in Ontario and Quebec. However, it may have been distributed nationally.

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, Siena Foods Ltd., Toronto, ON, 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:

Siena Foods Ltd. at 1-800-465-0422

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:

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at:

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

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