Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel

November 20, 2010 19:46 ET

Health Hazard Alert: Undercooked Pork May Cause Illness

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2010) -

Editors note: A photo is included with this press release on Marketwire's website.

Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel, Blainville, QC made the following public announcement on November 20, 2010:

Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel is warning the public not to consume certain sliced and shaved roast pork products because they may contain pork that is insufficiently cooked. Undercooked pork can contain parasites or harmful bacteria and consumption could result in illness.

The affected products are sliced and shaved La Belle Bretagne Cooked Garlic Roasted Pork and Tour Eiffel Roasted Pork Old Style. These products are known to have been distributed in Quebec, but may have been distributed outside the province as well. These roasted pork products were sold in a 175-gram retail package with a Best Before date of November 18, December 2 and in variable weight with a best before date of December 25 and 31. They were also sold at deli counters as shaved or sliced La Belle Bretagne Cooked Garlic Roasted Pork with a Best Before date of December 14, 26, January 3 or 9, and Tour Eiffel Roasted Pork Old Style with a Best Before date of December 31. Some deli packages may not bear a label indicating brand or a Best Before date. Consumers are advised to check their refrigerators and dispose of any affected product or return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. If the original product identity or Best Before date is not evident you are advised to check with your retailer or supplier to determine if the product is affected.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. However, as a precautionary measure, Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.

Pork must be thoroughly cooked before eating. Consumption of undercooked pork could result in a wide range of symptoms that may include but are not limited to: vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, headache and body ache. Most healthy people will recover from most illnesses caused by eating undercooked pork within a short period of time. But in rare cases, chronic, severe, or even life-threatening symptoms may occur. 

Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel is working cooperatively with the CFIA to ensure the affected products are removed from the marketplace.

Anyone with concerns or questions about the recall should contact Charcuterie Tour Eiffel at 1-877-858-8800 or contact the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/NOV%2020%202010%20Labels%20Roast%20Pork_1.pdf

Contact Information

  • Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel
    1-877-858-8800
    or
    CFIA
    1-800-442-2342
    (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday)