Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 11, 2011 00:09 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Fontaine Sante Brand Salads May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 11, 2011) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Aliments Fontaine Santé Inc. are warning the public and retailers not to sell, use or consume the Fontaine Santé brand salads described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Fontaine Santé brand products bearing Best Before dates up to and including 2011 DE 26 and lot numbers 315-339, inclusive, are affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC
Taboulé - Parsley Salad 350 g 7 70333 01502 5
"Sal - Taboule" 1 kg 7 70333 01505 6
Couscous salad 375 g 7 70333 01005 1
"Sal - Couscous" 1 kg 7 70333 01001 3
Royal Couscous Salad 350 g 7 70333 01009 9
"Sal - Couscous Royale" 1 kg 7 70333 01006 8
Bulgur & Roasted Onion Salad 360 g 7 70333 01740 1
Pasta Shell & Vegetable Salad 350 g 7 70333 01302 1
"Sal - Shells Vege" 1 kg 7 70333 01305 2
Farfalle & Olive Salad 350 g 7 70333 00115 8
"Sal - Bowtie Pasta & Olive" 1 kg 7 70333 00111 0
Penne & Feta Salad 350 g 7 70333 00125 7
"Sal - Feta Penne" 1 kg 7 70333 00121 9
Ravioli & Red Kidney Bean Salad 375 g 7 70333 00155 4
"Sal - Rav & Kidney Bean" 1 kg 7 70333 00151 6
Three-Bean Salad 350 g 7 70333 01104 1
"Sal - Three Bean" 1 kg 7 70333 01101 0
Lentil Salad 375 g 7 70333 01405 9
"Sal - Lentil" 1kg 7 70333 01401 1
Three-Lentil & Cranberry Salad 400 g 7 70333 01760 9
"Sal - 3C Lentils & Cranb" 1 kg 7 70333 01761 6
Chickpea & Vegetable Salad 350 g 7 70333 01750 0
"Sal - Chick pea & Vege" 1 kg 7 70333 01751 7
Wild Rice Salad 360 g 7 70333 01802 6
"Sal - Wild Rice" 1 kg 7 70333 01805 7
Bruschetta 340 g 7 70333 01210 9
Bruschetta 1 kg 7 70333 01205 5
"Sal - Tortellini" 1 kg 7 70333 00141 7
"Sal - Carrib Orzo" 1 kg 7 70333 00101 1

The 1 kg size salads are also sold clerk-served from deli-counters in various weight containers with or without a label or coding. Consumers who may have purchased these salads up to and including December 10, 2011 and are unsure if they have the affected product are advised to check with their place of purchase.

These products have been distributed in Quebec and Ontario and may also have been distributed nationally.

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, Aliments Fontaine Santé Inc., Ville Saint-Laurent, Québec 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:

Aliments Fontaine Santé Inc at 1-888-627-2683 ext 234;

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