Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 12, 2011 23:50 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Signature Cafe 6-Layer Dip May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 12, 2011) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canada Safeway Limited are warning the public not to consume Signature Cafe 6-Layer Dip described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Signature Cafe 6-Layer Dip products, imported from the USA, are affected by this alert.

Product Size UPC USE BY Date Code
Signature Cafe 6-Layer Dip 425 g 58200 06034 09/16/11 and before
Signature Cafe 6-Layer Dip 850 g 58200 06032 09/16/11 and before

These products have been distributed nationally.

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.

Canada Safeway Limited 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:

Canada Safeway Limited at 1-800-SAFEWAY;

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.

Photos of the product are available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/425-g-top.pdf

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600