CFIA Suspends License of Gabrielli Distribution Inc.

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June 20, 2013, Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) suspended the produce license (#7379) of Gabrielli Distribution Inc., effective June 19, 2013. Gabrielli Distribution Inc. is a fresh fruit and vegetable importer and distributor located in Montreal, QC.

This suspension is a result of non-compliance with the Licensing and Arbitration Regulations. In particular, Gabrielli Distribution Inc.has consistently failed to settle outstanding debts and has conducted business in a manner inconsistent with fair and orderly business practices.

The licence has been suspended for 90 days; if the financial responsibilities are not addressed within the suspension period, the produce licence will be cancelled. Should financial settlement be reached, Gabrielli Distribution Inc. may re-apply for issuance of a license and some additional conditions would apply.

The license suspension is not a result of any food safety concerns.

The purpose of licensing under the Licensing and Arbitration Regulations is to ensure that fresh fruit and vegetable dealers (i.e.those that import and trade across provincial boundaries) are financially sound and have acceptable business practices. Fair trading practices within the fresh fruit and vegetable industry are particularly important due to the perishable nature of the product and a rapid trading environment.

The CFIA safeguards food, animals and plants which enhances the health and well-being of Canada’s people, environment and economy, and access to international markets. Licenses and registrations of registered establishments or companies can be suspended or cancelled for failing to comply with relevant CFIA Acts and Regulations.

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Multi-Meat Distribution Recalls Raie Panée dans le Vinaigre (Scopecia)

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Reminder-2483 Class 1

Warning not to consume breaded line in vinegar (scopecia)

Quebec, May 31, 2013 – MAPAQ, in collaboration with the Division of Food Inspection of the City of Montreal and the company 9136-8696 Québec inc. doing business under the name Multi-Meat Distribution, located at 8063 Andre Ampere Avenue, Montreal, is warning the public not to consume  raie panée dans le vinaigre (scopecia) sold by the company, as it has not been not been prepared to ensure safety .

The product that is the subject of this warning was sold, unrefrigerated, until May 29, 2013 inclusive only to the designated facility above. It was packaged for sale in plastic containers of 1 liter format and has no inscription on the packaging.

The company is voluntarily recalling the product and has agreed with MAPAQ and the Division of Food Inspection of the City of Montreal to broadcast this warning as a precaution. It should be noted that no cases of illness associated with the consumption of this food has not been reported so far. People who have this product in their possession are advised not to eat it and return it to the institution where they bought it. Even if the product does not show evidence of tampering or strange odor, its use may pose a risk to health.

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Les Viandes Nada Import-Export Inc. Recalls Chicken Sausages Sold to Montreal Schools

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Quebec, May 8, 2013 – MAPAQ, in collaboration with the Division of Food Inspection of the City of Montreal and Les Viandes Nada Import-Export Inc., located at 4629 Boulevard des Grandes-Prairies in Montreal, are warning the public not to consume chicken salami this business produced because the food may contain metal particles and may pose a risk to health.

The product has been sold in 350 gram packages in some schools in the Montreal region and carries on its label: “LES VIANDES NADA”. This notice is for all units of chicken salami with an expiry time (“best before”), from 1 July 2013 to 3 August 2013 inclusive.

The company is voluntarily recalling the product and has agreed with MAPAQ to disseminate this warning as a precaution. It should be noted that no cases of illness associated with the consumption of this food has been reported to date to MAPAQ.

People who have this product in their possession should not consume it. They must either return to the institution where they bought it or throw it away.

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Charcuterie Noel Inc Recalls Unsafe Products

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Notice not to consume cooked foods sold in glass jars

Quebec, March 1, 2013 – MAPAQ, in collaboration with the Division of Food Inspection Agency of the City of Montreal, Charcuterie Noël Inc., located at 5733 Leger Boulevard in Montreal, is warning the public not not consume the products described below because their storage at a temperature above 4 degrees Celsius does not ensure safety.

Product name Packaging Lot referred
Meat Sauce In glass jar All units sold until 26 February 2013 inclusive
Cream of Chicken
Minestrone
Spaghetti sauce with meatballs

Products which are the subject of this warning were sold non-refrigerated in glass jars at the institution designated above. Product labels contain all the specified words “CHARCUTERIE NOËL.” It should be noted that no cases of illness associated with the consumption of these foods have been reported to date MAPAQ.

The company is voluntarily recalling the products and has agreed with MAPAQ and the Division of Food Inspection Agency of the City of Montreal to broadcast this warning as a preventive measure. People who have one of these products in their possession are advised not to eat it and return to the institution where they bought it. Even if the products do not show signs of tampering or smell spoiled, consumption may pose a risk to health.

 

Roberto Gastronomia Recalls Sugo alla Bolognese Meat Sauce

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2421-Class 1 recall

Warning not to consume meat sauce

Quebec, February 21, 2013 – MAPAQ, in collaboration with the Division of Food Inspection Agency of the City of Montreal and the company operating under the name Roberto Gastronomia, located at 2227, rue Bélanger, Montreal , warning the public not to consume meat sauce described below and sold by this company because it has not been not been prepared in order to ensure their safety .

The product that is the subject of this warning was sold unrefrigerated, until 20 February 2013 inclusive only at the establishment named above. It was packaged for sale in glass jars of 1 liter format, whose labels includes the words “GASTRONOMIA ROBERTO”

 

Product name

Sugo alla Bolognese – Meat Sauce – Meat Sauce

The company is voluntarily recalling the product and has agreed with MAPAQ and the Division of Food Inspection Agency of the City of Montreal to broadcast this warning as a precaution. It should be noted that no cases of illness associated with the consumption of this food have been reported so far. People who have this product in their possession are advised not to eat it and return it to the institution where they bought it. Even if the product does not show evidence of tampering or smell spoiled, its use may pose a risk to health.

 

 

MAPAQ Issues Warning and Recall of Patisserie La Lorraine Inc Sauce for Chicken

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2410-Class 1 recall

Warning not to consume chicken sauce for vol-au-vent in glass jar

Quebec, January 22, 2013 – MAPAQ, in collaboration with the Division of Food Inspection Agency of the City of Montreal and Patisserie La Lorraine Inc., located at 160 Boulevard Brien in Repentigny, is warning the public not to consume chicken sauce for vol-au-vent described below and sold by the company if it  has not been kept in the refrigerator at all times since its purchase.

This product does not contain the words “Keep Refrigerated” on the container.

The product that is the subject of this warning was sold only at the designated facility above, in 500 ml & 1 litre glass jars, with or without a label until 11 January 2013 inclusive .

Product name

SAUCE FOR CHICKEN VOL-AU-VENT

The company is voluntarily recalling the product and has agreed with MAPAQ and the Division of Food Inspection Agency of the City of Montreal to broadcast this warning as a precaution. It should be noted that no cases of illness associated with the consumption of these foods have been reported so far. People who have this product in their possession are advised not to eat it and return to the institution where they bought it. Even if the product does not show evidence of tampering or smell spoiled, its use may pose a risk to health.

Charcuterie Noël Inc. Recalls Various Products

Reminder 2370 – Class 1

Notice not to consume cooked foods sold in glass jars

Quebec, November 13, 2012 – MAPAQ, in collaboration with the Division of Food Inspection Agency of the City of Montreal and the company Charcuterie Noël inc. located at 5733 Leger Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, is warning the public not not consume the products described below sold by this company, because they have not been prepared so as to ensure safety.

 

Name
of product
Packaging Lot referred
Broth fondue  

 

 

 

 

 

In glass jar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sold until November 5, 2012 inclusive

Cream of Chicken
Cream of vegetable soup
Rosé sauce
Chickpea
Meat Sauce
Lentil soup
Chicken broth
Ratatouille
Pork tongue in vinegar
Homemade pizza sauce
Tomato sauce
Arrabbiata Sauce
Spaghetti sauce with meatballs
Tomato sauce with mushrooms and Italian sausage

 

Products which are the subject of this warning were sold non-refrigerated in glass jars, at the institution designated above. The product is labeled “Charcuterie Noël Inc..

It should be noted that no cases of illness associated with the consumption of these foods have been reported to date MAPAQ.

The company is voluntarily recalling these products and has agreed with MAPAQ and the Division of Food Inspection Agency of the City of Montreal to broadcast this warning. Thus, people who have any of these products in their possession are advised not to consume it and return it to the institution where they bought it. Even if the products concerned do not show signs of tampering or smell spoiled, its use may pose a risk to health.

 

Norovirus Outbreak in Montreal

Norovirus infects 45 staff members at Jewish General Hospital

Neurology clinic closes temporarily due to viral outbreak

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Posted: Nov 3, 2012 4:24 PM ET

Last Updated: Nov 4, 2012 9:24 AM ET

An outbreak of norovirus among staff members at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital led to the temporary closure of the hospital’s neurology clinic last week, CBC has learned.

About 45 employees at the hospital came down with gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, cramps and fever, after eating food that may have originated in an in-house catering service that is only used by staff.

The service is run by the hospital’s Atrium Café, a franchise operated by a volunteer auxiliary, which also serves hundreds of staff and visitors to the hospital each day.

The coffee shop is independent of the hospital’s main cafeteria.

“We closed the coffee shop immediately on Thursday afternoon,” said hospital spokesman Glenn Nashen. “Tests were done all day Friday, and although nothing has been conclusive at this point, the suspicion is that [the virus] may have come from this catering service.”

Nashen said as far as the hospital knows, only staff at the hospital caught the virus.

So many staff members in the neurology department fell ill that the neurology clinic had to be closed for half a day on Thursday and all of Friday.

The neurology clinic is expected to be open again on Monday.

Until the infection prevention and control team determines the specific cause of the outbreak, the coffee shop will remain closed, Nashen said.

MAPAQ Issues a Warning on Marche Badre Anchovies

Warning not eat anchovies sold in Marche’ Badre

Quebec, October 30, 2012 – MAPAQ, in collaboration with the Division of Food Inspection Agency of the City of Montreal and Marche’ Badre Inc.,  5905 Belanger Street, Montreal, Quebec, is warning the public not not consume anchovies sold by this company, because the histamine concentration exceeds acceptable limits due to inappropriate conservation in this property.

The product that is the subject of this warning was sold in a size 60 g, unrefrigerated, until 3 October 2012 inclusive at the designated facility above. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag, bears the inscription “SALAISON ANCHOVIES, PRODUCT OF ALGERIA.”

People who have this product in their possession are advised not to consume it. They must either return it to the institution where they bought it or throw it away. The company is voluntarily recalling the product. They have agreed with MAPAQ and the Division of Food Inspection Agency of the City of Montreal to broadcast this warning as a precaution. It should be noted that no cases of illness associated with the consumption of this food has been reported to date MAPAQ.

Even if the product does not show evidence of tampering or smells spoiled, the analysis revealed the presence of histamine concentrations exceeding the maximum established.  Consumption, even after cooking, foods containing high amounts of histamine can cause shortly after ingestion, the following symptoms: rash, face edema, flushing, burning in the throat, itching, tingling of the skin usually accompanied by headache, heart palpitations, dizziness or nausea, stomach pain, vomiting or diarrhea. In general, symptoms occur quickly, within a few minutes or a few hours, and then disappear spontaneously after a few hours. It is recommended to consult a doctor if symptoms persist for several days.

Additional Information

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Tel. : 418 380-2100,

Butchery Amsellem Products Recalled for Listeria

Warning not to eat meats company Butchery Amsellem

Quebec, October 12, 2012 – MAPAQ, in collaboration with the Division of Food Inspection Agency of the City of Montreal and the company operating under the name Butchery Amsellem , established at 5450 Westminster Avenue, Montreal (Côte-Saint-Luc) is warning the public not to consume the products described below and manufactured by this company because they may contain the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes .

 Product name Packaging Lot referred
Delicatessen Laost Decided by an attendant at the customer’s request Sold until 3 October 2012 inclusive
Charcuterie Milano Decided by an attendant at the customer’s request Sold until 3 October 2012 inclusive
Smoked sausage Decided by an attendant at the customer’s request Sold until 3 October 2012 inclusive
Supreme calf Decided by an attendant at the customer’s request Sold until 3 October 2012 inclusive

This recall involves all units of the products were sold in variable weight formats, setting mentioned above.

People who have any of these products in their possession are advised not to consume it. They must either return it to the institution where they bought it or throw it away. The company is voluntarily recalling these products. They have agreed with MAPAQ and the Division of Food Inspection Agency of the City of Montreal to broadcast this warning as a precaution. On the other hand, it should be noted that no cases of illness associated with the consumption of these foods have been reported to date MAPAQ.

Even if the products do not show signs of tampering or smell spoiled, microbiological analysis revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness that can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women and their unborn children, the elderly, children and people with weakened immune systems are considered the most vulnerable.