Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

February 23, 2008 16:27 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert-Maison de Savoie Brand Sarment Courbe (Pure Pork Dry Sausage) May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 23, 2008) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Diffusion T.G.V. Inc. are warning the public not to consume Sarment Courbe (Pure pork dry sausage) because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Maison de Savoie brand Sarment courbe (Pure pork dry sausage), is sold in 250 g packages bearing lot code 02 51 29 and a best before date of 13.04.08.

This product has been distributed in the Greater Montreal and Greater Quebec Areas.

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 importer, Diffusion T.G.V. Inc, Boisbriand 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:

Diffusion T.G.V. (Multi-Deli) at 450-435-3503;

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/causee.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
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    DD Sharma (English)
    613-755-2890
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    613-760-4112