Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 04, 2009 02:24 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Maple Leaf, Shopsy's and Hygrade Brand Wieners May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 4, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain wieners described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Maple Leaf Foods, the manufacturer, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall, and the investigation is continuing.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. The Public Health Agency of Canada continues to closely monitor for cases of listeriosis, but to date, there have been no increases in cases of the illness, nor detected any cases linked to this investigation.

The products listed below are affected by this alert. These products are manufactured at the Federally Registered Establishment 611, a Maple Leaf Foods plant. They can be identified by the markings L1 and EST 611 in the inkjet marking on the edge of the package. These products have been distributed nationally.

Consumers are advised to check their fridges and freezers and dispose of any affected products.




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Brand Name Size UPC Best Before
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Hygrade Wieners 450 g 58640 00001 09 SEP 16
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Shopsy's Deli-Fresh All Beef 3 x 675 g 63100 14461 09 SEP 17
Frankfurters (value pack)
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Shopsy's Deli-Fresh All Beef 450 g 64875 20730 09 SEP 08
Frankfurters and 09 SEP 17
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Shopsy's Deli-Fresh Regular 450 g 64875 20745 09 SEP 08
Frankfurters
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Maple Leaf Hot Dogs Wieners Original 450 g 63100 22356 09 SEP 08
and 09 SEP 17
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Maple Leaf All Beef Wieners 450 g 63100 22395 09 SEP 08
Top Dogs and 09 SEP 15
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Maple Leaf Original Wieners 450 g 63100 22410 09 SEP 09,
Top Dogs 09 SEP 10
and 09 SEP 15
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Maple Leaf Original Wieners BBQ Size 450 g 63100 22412 09 SEP 09
Top Dogs
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Maple Leaf Wieners 33 % Less Fat 450 g 63100 82334 09 SEP 08
Top Dogs and 09 SEP 15
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Government and industry were able to pinpoint this potential problem as a result of the new mandatory testing and reporting requirements placed on industry in February 2009.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. For most people, the risk posed by Listeria is low, however pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.

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 receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

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