Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 21, 2008 00:23 ET

CFIA/Warning: Health Hazard Alert-Certain Plaisirs Gastronomiques (PG) Brand Sandwiches May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Plaisirs Gastronomiques (PG) brand sandwiches described below because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Plaisirs Gastronomiques (PG) brand sandwiches are affected by this alert.

Product Size UPC Best Before date
Up to and including
Bistro Fresh Submarine 255 g 6 23798 00533 2 2008 OC 26
Roastbeef & Monterey Jack
Pita 250 g 6 23798 00543 1 2008 OC 26
Roastbeef Monterey Jack
Sandwich 180 g 6 23798 00562 2 2008 OC 26
Beef Garlic & Chili
on Flax Bread

These products have been distributed in Quebec.

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.

The CFIA is working with the manufacturer, Plaisirs Gastronomiques Inc., Boisbriand, QC, to have the affected products removed from the marketplace.

These sandwiches were made with roast beef manufactured at Les Salaisons Desco Inc. (EST 501). This roast beef had tested positive for Listeria.

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 Listeria monocytogenes, visit the Food Facts web page at:

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Linda LeBlanc (French)