Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 12, 2010 00:46 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Richland Valley and Take Away Cafe Brand Sandwiches May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 12, 2010) -

Editors note: Eight photos are available via the Marketwire's website.

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

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Lucerne Foods are warning the public not to serve or consume certain Richland Valley and Take Away Café brand sandwiches, described below because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following sandwiches are affected by this alert.

Brand Sandwich UPC Best Before
Richland Valley Hoagie Submarine 79944 00880 June 18 or before
Richland Valley Pizza Submarine 79944 00881 June 14 or before
Richland Valley Super Submarine 79944 00883 June 14 or before
Richland Valley Chicken Club Submarine 79944 00887 June 21 or before
Take Away Café Hoagie Sub with sausage 89048 03107 June 18 or before
Take Away Café Pizza Submarine 89048 03108 June 14 or before
Take Away Café Our Super Submarine 89048 03109 June 14 or before
Take Away Café Chicken Club Sub 89048 03111 June 21 or before
Take Away Café Monterey Chicken and Ham Sandwich 89048 01241 June 14 or before

The affected products also bear on labels Establishment number (Est) 400. The establishment number is located near the ingredient listing.

These products prepared for Core-Mark International and Mac's Convenience Stores Inc., were distributed in Alberta and British Columbia.

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, Lucerne Foods Ltd., Calgary, AB 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 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.

To view the photos associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/chicken_11.pdf

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600