Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 06, 2007 23:17 ET

CFIA: Health Hazard Alert-Siena Deli Brand Sliced Black Forest Ham may Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 6, 2007) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Siena Foods Ltd., Toronto are warning the public not to consume the Siena Deli brand sliced black forest ham described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected Siena Deli brand Dry Roasted Black Forest Ham is sold in 100-200 g packages bearing Best Before date of 07MR22 and UPC 0203580 101949.

The affected black forest ham was distributed in Ontario.

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 manufacturer Siena Foods Ltd., Toronto, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected black forest ham. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Siena Foods Ltd. at 416-239-3967 or 1-800-465-0422.

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, please visit the Food Facts web page at :

www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.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
    Davendra Sharma (English)
    Food Recall & Emergency Response
    (613) 755-2890
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Julie Lacoursiere (French)
    Food Recall & Emergency Response
    (613) 760-4044
    Website: www.cfia-acia.agr.ca