Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 27, 2010 00:18 ET

CFIA/Expanded Health Hazard Alert: Certain Sandwich Products Prepared by APFL, PEI May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2010) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The public warning issued on November 16, 2010 has been expanded to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Atlantic Prepared Food Limited (APFL, Establishment number 514) are warning the public not to consume the products described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

This recall is being initiated as these sandwiches contain processed cheese slices recalled by Saputo Inc., Montreal, Quebec. The investigation is ongoing.

The following products (sandwiches, subs, wraps, burgers, breakfast muffins & bagels), bearing Canada legend 514, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Weight UPC Best Before
Sub Delicious All varieties Various Various Best before dates up to and including December 6, 2010
Circle K All varieties Various Various Best before dates up to
and including 
December 6, 2010
Country Morning All varieties Various Various Best before dates up to
and
including December 6, 2010
Prepared by: APFL 5 pack Value
Sub
.54 kg 0 55742 98110 0 10 NO 30

These products are known to have been distributed in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia and may have been distributed in other Atlantic provinces. 

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, APFL, Alberton, PEI 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/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