Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 05, 2011 21:14 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Strubs Ready-to-Eat Danish Style Smoked Grav-Lox Atlantic Salmon May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2011) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Foodfest International 2000 Inc. are warning the public not to consume Strubs ready-to-eat Danish Style Smoked Grav-Lox Atlantic Salmon described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Strubs ready to eat Danish Style Smoked Grav-Lox Atlantic Salmon, is sold in 7 oz / 200 g packages bearing UPC 0 71217 69915 8 and lot code 09262011. This product has been 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 these 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 diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The distributor, Foodfest International 2000 Inc., Concord, ON 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:

Foodfest International at 905-709-4775 x 0 – Customer Service;

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/cause/salmonellae.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.

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Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600