Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 01, 2009 19:15 ET

CFIA/Updated Health Hazard Alert: Certain Sliced Ready-To-Eat Deli Meats May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 1, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The public warning issued on August 28, 2009 has been updated to include additional distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Delstar Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume the sliced ready-to-eat deli meats described below because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following sliced ready-to-eat deli meats bearing Establishment number 308 and a Best Before date between 09AU26 (August 26, 2009) and 09OC01 (October 1, 2009), inclusive, are affected by this alert.



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Brand Product Size UPC
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Delstar Smoked Beef Eye of Round 175 g 6 22728 80089 4
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Delstar Pepperoni 175 g 6 22728 81619 2
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Delstar Montreal Style Smoked Beef Round 175 g 6 22728 80039 9
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Delstar Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Round 175 g 6 22728 80268 3
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Delstar All Beef Salami 175 g 6 22728 81379 5
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Compliments Corned Beef 175 g 0 68820 10736 1
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Compliments Smoked Beef Pastrami 175 g 0 68820 10735 4
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Compliments Smoked Beef Eye of the Round
Pastrami 175 g 0 68820 10781 1
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Compliments Roast Beef 175 g 0 68820 10734 7
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Compliments Montreal Style Smoked Meat 175 g 0 68820 10742 2
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Delstar Cooked Corned Beef Round variable variable
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Delstar Eye of Round Smoked Beef variable variable
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Delstar Eye of Round Smoked Beef Club Pack variable variable
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Delstar Pastrami Smoked Beef Round variable variable
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Delstar Pastrami Smoked Beef Round
Club Pack variable variable
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Delstar Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Round variable variable
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Delstar Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Round
Club Pack variable variable
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The affected products have been distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories, New Brunswick and Labrador. However, they may have been distributed nationally.

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 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.

The manufacturer, Delstar Foods Inc. of Montreal, Quebec is voluntarily recalling the affected products 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/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

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600