Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 04, 2009 20:54 ET

Expanded Health Hazard Alert/CFIA - Certain Sliced Ready-To-Eat Deli Meats May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

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The public warning issued on September 1, 2009 has been expanded to include one additional product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Delstar Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume the sliced ready-to-eat deli meats described below because this product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following sliced ready-to-eat deli meats bearing Establishment number 308 and a Best Before date between 09AU26 (August 26, 2009) and 09OC01 (October 1, 2009), inclusive, is affected by this alert.

Brand Product Size UPC
Delstar Smoked Beef Brisket Variable Variable

The affected product has been distributed in Quebec, however it may also have been distributed nationally.

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, Delstar Foods Inc. of Montreal, Quebec 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 at

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

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