Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 18, 2009 21:08 ET

CFIA/Public Advisory-Smoked Fish-Incorrect Best Before Date

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 18, 2009) - The following public advisory was issued by the Ministere de l'Agriculture, des Pecheries et de l'Alimentation du Quebec (MAPAQ) on April 14, 2009.

On April 18, 2009, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed that one of the affected products, Adar brand Sliced Smoked Salmon, 400g, bearing UPC 0 62451 00123 4 and a best before date up to and including April 24, 2009, was also sold at the following Costco stores:

- Downsview warehouse, 100 Billy Bishop Way, North York, ON

- Richmond Hill warehouse, 35 John Birchall Road, Richmond Hill, ON

- Marche Central warehouse, 1015 Marche Central, Montreal, QC

- Pointe Claire warehouse, 5701 Trans Canada Nord, Pointe Claire, QC

Smoked fish - Incorrect best before date

Public advisory

Quebec, April 14, 2009 - The Ministere de l'Agriculture, des Pecheries et de l'Alimentation du Quebec (MAPAQ), in consultation with the Division de l'inspection des aliments de la Ville de Montreal and the Compagnie nationale d'importation de harengs Ltee, located at 9820 Ray-Lawson Blvd in Anjou, is warning people not to consume the products described below. The best before date on these products is incorrect and they may not be safe to eat.

The products affected by this alert bear a best before date up to and including April 24, 2009, as well as the brand name "ADAR". They were sold in various sizes in different regions of Quebec.

Product Name

Atlantic Smoked Salmon / Saumon fume d'Atlantique

Smoked Steelhead / Steelhead fume

Steelhead Salmon / Steel saumon

Sliced Smoked Salmon / Saumon fume tranche

The company is voluntarily recalling the affected products and has agreed, with MAPAQ and the Division de l'inspection des aliments de la Ville de Montreal, to release this alert as a precautionary measure. Consumers who have these products in their possession should not consume them and should either return them to the point of purchase or throw them out.

Additional Information

Please be assured that we are taking all the necessary measures to protect the health of consumers.

For more information, consumers may contact the Centre quebecois d'inspection des aliments et de sante animale, toll free at 1-800-463-5023. You may also visit MAPAQ's website and subscribe to the free online service to receive email notification of recall alerts.

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

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600