Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 27, 2010 19:57 ET

Health Hazard Alert: Certain Assorted Cold Cut Subs Containing Ham, Salami & Processed Cheese Sold at Foodland Stores in the Atlantic Provinces May Contain Listeria monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2010) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sobeys Inc. are warning the public not to consume the assorted cold cut subs described below, sold in Foodland stores in the Atlantic provinces, because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

This recall is being initiated as these subs are associated with the recall conducted by APFL, PEI.

The following in-store packaged subs sold in Foodland stores in the Atlantic provinces are affected by this alert:

Product Weight UPC Best Before
All assorted cold cut subs containing cooked ham, salami and processed cheese Various Various Best before dates up to and including November 29, 2010

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 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.

Sobeys Inc., Stellarton, Nova Scotia, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Sobeys Inc. (Customer Service Inquiries) at 1-888-944-0442

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