Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Central-Epicure brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon may contain Listeria monocytogenes
Ottawa, April 5, 2013 – The public warning issued on April 3, 2013 has been expanded 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||UPC||Additional Info|
|Central-Epicure||Smoked Atlantic Salmon||1 kg||No UPC on package||Best Before Date
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|
38 Karl Fraser Road
|Smoked Atlantic Salmon||Begins with
|Packed on dates from March 22, 2013 to April 2, 2013 inclusive|
|Various Metro stores in Ontario||Smoked Atlantic Salmon Centre Cut||Begins with
|Packed on dates up to and including 13.APR.04|
|Waterfront Seafood Market
3631 Dixie Rd
|Sliced Smkd Salmon||Begins with
|Packed on dates from March 22, 2013 to March 26, 2013 inclusive|
For more information, consumers and industry can contact:
Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. at firstname.lastname@example.org
CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.
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.
For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.