Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 16, 2010 19:12 ET

Expanded Health Hazard Alert/CFIA: Ready-To-Eat Cooked Meats Produced by Establishment 294 May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The public warning issued on June 11, 2010 has been expanded to include additional distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Smith's Quality Meats are warning the public not to serve or consume the ready-to-eat cooked meats from Establishment 294 described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The manufacturer, Smith's Quality Meats, Winnipeg, Manitoba is voluntarily recalling all ready-to-eat cooked meats from the marketplace as a precautionary measure. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall, and the investigation is continuing.

The following ready-to-eat meat products bearing Establishment number 294 and a Best Before date between 2010JN11 (June 11, 2010) and 2010SE03 (September 3, 2010), inclusive, are affected by this alert.

Product Format UPC
Deluxe Beef Salami 500 g 0 55230 00051 1
Deluxe Beef Salami 300 g 0 22738 00050 3
Pepperoni Hot 500 g 0 22738 20613 4
Coarse Garlic Sausage Ring 450 g 0 22738 20710 0
Corned Beef Round Sliced 250 g 0 22738 20014 9
Premium Cooked Roast Beef Sliced 250 g 0 22738 20212 9
Pizza Style Boneless Smoked Ham Sliced 1.0 kg 0 22738 20416 1
Pepperoni Sliced 1.0 kg 0 22738 20630 1
Smoked Beef Weiners 500 g 0 22738 10030 2
Corned Beef Round Variable weights N/A
Premium Cooked Roast Beef Variable weights N/A
Garlic Roast Beef Variable weights N/A
Smoked Beef Variable weights N/A
Pastrami Variable weights N/A

The affected products have been distributed in retail and deli stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. If the original product identity and Best Before code is not evident, consumers are advised to check with their retailer to determine if the product is included in the list of recalled products.

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.

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

Smith's Quality Meats at 204-633-7054 (7:30 am to 4:00 pm Central 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/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: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600