Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 19, 2009 01:28 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Tampering Associated With Various Luncheon Meat Kits And Wieners

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 19, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw Companies Limited are warning the public not to consume certain luncheon meat kits and wieners described below.

The CFIA is working with Loblaw Companies Limited and the Guelph Police Service to investigate tampering of meat products at the No Frills Store located on Silvercreek Parkway in Guelph. A number of products have been found to contain 50 mm sewing needles.

The list of products sold from the No Frills Store located at 191 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph, Ontario, and affected by this alert, is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/CFIA0319.pdf.

In addition, the CFIA is encouraging the public to carefully inspect any similar type products purchased at this store. Should there be any signs of tampering consumers are advised not to consume the product and to contact the police immediately.

Loblaw Companies Limited, Brampton, Ontario has voluntarily recalled the affected products from the No Frills Store located at 191 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph, Ontario, and is actively participating in this investigation.

The Guelph Police Service have published a community alert which may be viewed at http://www.police.guelph.on.ca/communityalert/communityalert.aspx#458

For more information consumers and industry can call the 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 receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Loblaw Companies Limited
    Julija Hunter
    Sr. Director, Corporate Affairs
    416-509-7804
    Julija.hunter@loblaw.ca
    or
    Maple Leaf Media Hotline
    416-926-2020
    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