Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 09, 2007 17:25 ET

Health Hazard Alert/CFIA-Les Fumets Sylvestre Dried and Smoked Duck Magret May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2007) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Les Fumets Sylvestre are warning the public not to consume Les Fumets Sylvestre Dried and Smoked Duck Magret because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected product, Les Fumets Sylvestre Dried and Smoked Duck Magret is sold in 56 g packages bearing the UPC 6 96437 40423 0, lot code 270 10 and various Best Before dates (below the lot code). 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 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, Les Fumets Sylvestre, Ste-Marguerite, Quebec, 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 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
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Garfield Balsom (English)
    613-760-4232
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    613-760-4112