Capital Packers Inc. License Suspended & Recalls Ham Sausage

CFIA Suspends Capital Packers Inc. License and Issues Recall for Certain CAPITAL brand and COMPLIMENTS brand HAM SAUSAGES may contain Listeria monocytogenes

OTTAWA, November 22, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Capital Packers Inc. (EST 231) are warning the public not to consume Capital brand and Compliments brand Ham Sausages described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Code
Capital Ham Sausage 300 g 0 64946 51100 6 2012 DE 26
Compliments Ham Sausage 375 g 0 68820 10061 4 2012 DE 26

The CFIA has suspended the licence to operate at Establishment 231, Capital Packers Inc. effective today. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation and the public warning may be updated if additional food products are identified which are deemed to be a health risk.

These products may have been distributed nationally.

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, Capital Packers Inc. (EST 231), Edmonton, AB 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 call one of the following numbers:

Capital Packers Inc. at 780-476-1391, ext. 345;

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).

 

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