Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 04, 2010 00:34 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Lafleur Brand Original Wieners May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

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

The affected product, Lafleur brand Original wieners, is sold in a 450 g package bearing the UPC 0 65305 02201 0 and best before code 2010 OC 22 LOT 75022502. The 5 cases of this product were distributed only in Quebec, in the following regions: Montréal, Laval, Lanaudière, Laurentides, Montérégie.

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

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. 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, Olymel L.P., from Boucherville (Québec), 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:

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).

Olymel, L.P. at (514) 858-9000 or 1-800-361-5800.

For information on Listeria monocytogenes, visit the Food Facts web page at:

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at:

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: Food and consumer product recalls are also available at

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    Olymel l.p.:
    Communications and media relations
    Richard Vigneault
    514-497-1385 or 450-771-0400