Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 17, 2014 02:00 ET

Food Recall Warning: Franz's Brand Ready-To-Eat Meat Products Recalled Due to Listeria monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 17, 2014) -

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Franz Roessl Holdings Limited is recalling ready-to-eat meat products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Ontario.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Franz's Smoked Black Bean & Salsa Sausage Variable Begins with
2 00710
Packed on 14/DEC/06

Best before 15/JAN/03
Franz's Gold Medal Kolbossa Variable Begins with
2 00711
Packed on 14/DEC/06

Best before 15/JAN/03

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

More information

• CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Contact Information

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