Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

February 12, 2011 03:16 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Cooked Meat Products from Cochon Cent Facons May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 12, 2011) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Smoked Meat; Jambon fumé à l'ancienne (Ham) and Capicollo sold from Cochon Cent Façons, St-Jacques de Montcalm, Quebec, because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected products – Smoked Meat, Jambon fumé à l'ancienne (Ham) and Capicollo were sold over the counter from Cochon Cent Façons, 2555 rang St-Jacques, St-Jacques de Montcalm, Quebec, from January 28 to February 7, 2011, inclusive.

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.

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

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600