OTTAWA, February 25, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the refrigerated cold smoked sockeye salmon trim products described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The following products, sold refrigerated at various weights from February 16 to February 24 inclusively, are affected by this alert:
|Product||Store||UPC||Packed On Date||Sell By Date|
|Salmon Lox Trim Classic||Whole Foods Market at 925 Main Street, West Vancouver, BC||Begins with
|Salmon Lox Trim Classic||Whole Foods Market at 510W. 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC||Begins with
|Lox Trim||The Salmon Shop at #112 – 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC||Begins with
|Sold unlabelled||The Daily Catch Seafood Company at 1418 Commercial Drive,
|Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable|
The affected products may have also been sold unlabelled over the counter at the stores listed above. Consumers who are unsure whether they have the affected products are advised to check with their retailer.
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 retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. TheCFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.
For more information consumers and industry can call the 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.