Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 15, 2011 18:49 ET

Health Hazard Alert/CFIA: Summersweet Fine Foods Recalls Seafood Mousses and Dips Because They May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 15, 2011) - Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel, Blainville, QC, issued the following press release on April 15, 2011:

Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel is warning the public not to consume Summersweet Fine Foods seafood mousses and dips because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling the following products from the marketplace:

Smoked Salmon & Spinach Mousse

Mousse Smoked Salmon & Spinach

Smoked Salmon & Dill Mousse

Dip Crab & Roasted Red Pepper

Dip Lobster & Shrimp

Smoked Salmon & Roasted Artichoke Dip

Dip Crab & Three Cheese

The products were sold in various sizes at retail locations nationally. Consumers can return any of the products noted above of any size, or with any UPC Code to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

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 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.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Anyone with concerns or questions about the recall should contact Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel at 1-877-858-8800 (anytime) or the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 (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