Ottawa, November 15, 2013 – The Food Recall Warning issued on November 13, 2013 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Les Salaisons Desco Inc. is recalling Schwartz’s At Home brand Smoked Meat from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
The following product has been sold in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, but may also have been sold in other provinces.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Code(s) on Product||UPC|
|Schwartz’s At Home||Smoked Meat||500 g (4 x 125 g)||2013DE13||6 27533 96123 5|
What you should do
Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.
This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
For more information, consumers and industry can contact:
Les Salaisons Desco Inc.: 1-800-363-4291 ext: 2244 or 450-437-7182 ext: 2244
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