Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 28, 2009 01:45 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Piller's Brand Maple Flavoured Smoked Ham And Hickory Smoked Turkey Bacon May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Piller Sausages and Delicatessens Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Piller's brand Maple Flavoured Smoked Ham and Hickory Smoked Turkey Bacon described below because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Piller's brand meat products are affected by this alert.

Product Size UPC Best Before date
"taste Better
than Bacon" 375 g 0 69401 00955 5 09 MA 01 &
Maple Flavoured
Smoked Ham 09 JN 01
"taste Better
than Bacon"
Hickory Smoked
Turkey Bacon 375 g 0 69401 00956 2 09 MA 01

These products have been distributed in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland.

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 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, Piller Sausages and Delicatessens Ltd., Waterloo, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products 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:

Piller Sausages and Delicatessens Ltd., at 519-743-1412 ext 303 Peter Stein Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety.

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:

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at

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