Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 25, 2009 23:21 ET

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Ready-to-Eat Deli Meats May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

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

The following ready-to-eat deli meats bearing Establishment number 308 are affected by this alert.



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Best Before
Brand Product Size UPC Date
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Compliments Smoked Beef Eye of
the Round Pastrami 175 g 0 68820 10781 1 09SE01
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Compliments Roast Beef 175 g 0 68820 10734 7 09SE01
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Delstar Smoked Beef Eye of Round variable variable 09AU27
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Delstar Smoked Beef Eye of
Round Club Pack variable variable 09AU27
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Delstar Pastrami Smoked Beef
Round Club Pack variable variable 09AU27
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These products have been distributed in Quebec.

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.

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