Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 07, 2006 05:19 ET

CFIA: Health Hazard Alert-Suspected Tampering Associated With Various Ham and Sliced Meat Products

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 7, 2006) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Maple Leaf Foods are warning the public not to consume certain ham and sliced meat products described below. These products may have been subject to tampering with an unknown contaminant. A small number of syringe casings have been found by employees during the production process.

The following products are affected by this alert:

1/2 Kent Smoked Hams (approx. 2.2 lbs)- Best Before Date JA 01

125 gram Schneider's Lifestyle Fat Free Cooked Ham Sliced - Best Before Date DE 29

125 gram Schneider's Lifestyle Fat Free Cooked Ham Sliced - Best Before Date JA 04

125 gram Schneider's Lifestyle Fat Free Turkey & Ham Sliced - Best Before Date DE 30

125 gram Schneider's Lifestyle Fat Free Smoked Ham - Best Before Date DE 29

These products have been distributed nationally.

The CFIA and Maple Leaf Foods are conducting an investigation of the suspected tampering and the case has been referred to the police.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products and at this time no tampered product has been found at the retail level.

Maple Leaf Foods, Kitchener, Ontario 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:

Maple Leaf Foods at 1-800-268-3708

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time - Monday to Friday.

For information on receiving recalls by electronic mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Media enquiries:
    Lynda Kuhn
    Maple Leaf Foods
    (416) 926-2026
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Garfield Balsom (English)
    (613) 760-4232
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Linda Leblanc (French)
    (613) 760-4112
    Website: www.cfia-acia.agr.ca