Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 20, 2009 00:07 ET

CFIA: Expanded Health Hazard Alert-Tampering Associated With Various Luncheon Meat Kits and Wieners

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 20, 2009) -

Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The public warning issued earlier today (http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2009/20090319e.shtml) has been expanded to include additional products. These items were identified after an inspection of the products which were removed from sale by the affected No Frills store on March 17, 2009.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw Companies Limited are warning the public not to consume certain luncheon meat kits described below.

This is an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working with Loblaw Companies Limited and the Guelph Police Service to investigate tampering of meat products at the No Frills store located on Silvercreek Parkway in Guelph. A number of products have been found to contain sewing needles.

The following products sold from the No Frills store located at 191 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph, Ontario are affected by this alert: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/cia0319.pdf

In addition, the CFIA is encouraging the public to carefully inspect any similar type products purchased at this store. Should there be any signs of tampering consumers are advised not to consume the product and to contact the police immediately.

Loblaw Companies Limited, Brampton, Ontario has voluntarily recalled the affected products from the No Frills store located at 191 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph, Ontario, and is actively participating in this investigation.

The Guelph Police Service have published a community alert which may be viewed at http://www.police.guelph.on.ca/communityalert/communityalert.aspx#459

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

  • Loblaw Companies Limited
    Julija Hunter
    Sr. Director, Corporate Affairs
    416-509-7804
    Julija.hunter@loblaw.ca
    or
    Maple Leaf Media Hotline
    416-926-2020
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Garfield Balsom (English)
    613-760-4232
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    613-760-4112