Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 01, 2011 05:03 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Grizzly Brand Smoked Coho Salmon May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Fumoir Grizzly Inc. are warning the public not to consume Grizzly brand sliced Smoked Coho Salmon described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Two lot codes of the Grizzly brand salmon, sold in 70 g packages, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product UPC Code
Grizzly Smoked Coho Salmon (sliced) 7520002010 20890115 and 20890125.

This product has been distributed in Quebec.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The Manufacturer, Fumoir Grizzly Inc., St-Augustin, QC is voluntarily recalling the affected product 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:

Fumoir Grizzly Inc. au 418-878-8941;

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 Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.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