Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 14, 2008 21:37 ET

CFIA/Warning: Health Hazard Alert Smith Snacks Small Sub Sandwich May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Smith's Snack Service, Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Smith Snacks Small Sub sandwich because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected product, Smith Snacks Small Sub, is sold in packages bearing UPC 6 23858 00026 0 and Best Before date JUN / 08 / 08. This product has been distributed in Newfoundland and Labrador only.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this 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 manufacturer, Smith's Snack Service, Ltd., Norman's Cove, NL, 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 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 http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/causee.shtml.

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
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    613-368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Karl Probst (French)
    613-240-7137
    http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca