Canadian Food Inspection Agency



Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 06, 2013 03:24 ET

Updated Health Hazard Alert: Certain Central-Epicure Brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon May Contain Listeria monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 6, 2013) -

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The public warning issued on April 3, 2013 has been updated to include additional products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Central-Epicure brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon products described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Central-Epicure brand products are affected by this alert:

Product Weight UPC Best Before Date
Smoked Atlantic Salmon 1 Kg No UPC on package 13AL06

The Smoked Atlantic Salmon described above was also sold in variable weights at fish counters in the following locations in Ontario:

Store Product name on label UPC Dates
McEwan Foods38 Karl Fraser RoadNorth York Smoked Atlantic Salmon Begins with
2 02463
Packed on dates from
March 22, 2013 to
April 2, 2013 inclusive
Various Metro storesin Ontario Smoked Atlantic Salmon
Centre Cut
Begins with
219080
Packed on dates up to
and including
13.APR.04
Waterfront SeafoodMarket3631 Dixie RdMississauga Sliced Smkd Salmon Begins with
0 2001202
Packed on dates from
March 22, 2013 to
March 26, 2013
inclusive

Consumers who may have purchased Smoked Atlantic Salmon from these locations, and are unsure if they have the affected product, are advised to check with the store to determine if their product is being recalled.

These products are distributed in Ontario.

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 manufacturer, Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, 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 contact:

Central- Epicure Food Products Ltd. at foodsafety@centralepicure.com.

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 more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page at: http://inspection.gc.ca/food_poisoning.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls.

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

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