CFIA HEALTH HAZARD ALERT: Deli Chef “Super Loaded Sub”

Certain “SUPER LOADED SUB” DELI CHEF brand SANDWICHES may contain Listeria monocytogenes

OTTAWA, April 13, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Les Aliments Deli Chef are warning the public not to consume certain “Super Loaded Sub” Deli Chef brand sandwiches because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.The “Super Loaded Sub” Deli Chef brand sandwiches affected by this alert are sold in a 330 g package bearing the UPC 0 56040 37452 6, an Exp/Best Before date MAY 18 and the Establishment number (EST) 318.

This product has been distributed in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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.

The distributor, Les Aliments Deli Chef, Laval, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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