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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Compliments brand Sensations Old-Style Smoked Ham may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
September 27, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Les Cuisines Gaspésiennes De Matane Ltée
New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 27, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Les Cuisines Gaspésiennes de Matane Ltée are warning the public not to consume the Compliments brand Sensations Old-Style Smoked Ham described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected Compliments brand Sensations Old-Style Smoked Ham is sold in 175 g packages bearing UPC 6 23682 10628 2, Lot Code: 230 87, and Best Before: 2011NO13

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

The manufacturer, Les Cuisines Gaspésiennes de Matane Ltée, Matane, Québec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

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.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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