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Health Hazard Alert - Hygaard Mini Sub Sandwiches may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
October 12, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Hygaard Fine Foods Ltd.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
6790

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 12, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Hygaard Fine Foods EST 318 are warning the public not to consume the Hygaard Mini Sub sandwiches described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The Hygaard Mini Sub sandwiches affected by this alert are sold in 130 g packages bearing UPC 0 65504 49306 2 and a Best Before date OCT 21.

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

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, Hygaard Fine Foods EST 318, Sherwood Park, Alberta is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Hygaard Fine Foods at 780-467-4050;

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.

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Media enquiries

Hygaard Fine Foods
John Beliveau
403-620-1173

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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