Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 30, 2009 19:15 ET

Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Notice

OTTAWA, ONRATIO--(Marketwire - April 30, 2009) - The following is an excerpt from a press release issued by Piller Sausages and Delicatessens Ltd., Waterloo, ON to the news media on April 29, 2009. Piller Sausages and Delicatessens Ltd is voluntarily recalling all products listed below regardless of the best before dates up to and including 09 JN 08 (June 8, 2009).

For the full press release, please visit the company's website available at: http://www.pillers.com/recall_20090429.php


Piller's is warning the public not to consume Piller's brand "Taste Better Than Bacon" - Maple Flavoured Smoked Ham - "Taste Better Than Bacon" - Hickory Smoked Turkey Bacon and Lean 'N' Tasty Maple Flavoured Smoked Ham Style Bacon described below because these products may be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

The following products are affected by this alert.



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Product Size UPC
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Piller's Brand "Taste Better than Bacon"
Maple Flavoured Smoked Ham 375 g 0 69401 00955 5
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Piller's Brand "Taste Better than Bacon"
Hickory Smoked Turkey Bacon 375 g 0 69401 00956 2
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"Lean 'n' Tasty" Maple Flavoured Smoked Ham 375 g 055898522097
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These products have been distributed in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland.

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 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, Piller Sausages and Delicatessens Ltd., Waterloo, ON 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 one of the following numbers:

Piller Sausages and Delicatessens Ltd., at 519-743-1412 ext 303 Peter Stein Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety.

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 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