Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 25, 2011 20:03 ET

Expanded Health Hazard Alert/CFIA: Certain Fumagalli Brand Ready-To-Eat Meat Products from Italy May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The public warning issued on May 24, 2011 has been expanded to include an additional product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Fumagalli brand ready-to-eat meat products described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are affected by this alert:

BrandProductSizeUPCBest BeforeBatch
Fumagalli
La Salumeria
Seasoned Dry Cured Pork Loin1.2 - 1.6 kg
*Also sliced at retail*
N/A30.08.2011119062
**Fumagalli
Pronto e Fresco
Spianata Romana Salami100 g8 002469
571093
05.07.2011119066

*The original brand name, batch and best before information may not appear on the meat sliced at retail. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected product.

** Product added May 25, 2011.

These products have been distributed in Quebec.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The importer, Les Aliments Edesia Foods Inc., Saint-Hubert, QC is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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.

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:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/listeriae.shtml.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600