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Health Hazard Alert - Certain refrigerated cold smoked sockeye salmon trim products may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
February 25, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Granville Island Seafoods Ltd., The Daily Catch Seafood Company, Whole Foods Market Canada, Inc.
British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:
7009, 7014, 7015

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 25, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the refrigerated cold smoked sockeye salmon trim products described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products, sold refrigerated at various weights from February 16 to February 24 inclusively, are affected by this alert:

ProductStoreUPCPacked On DateSell By Date
Salmon Lox Trim Classic Whole Foods Market at 925 Main Street, West Vancouver, BC Begins with
Salmon Lox Trim Classic Whole Foods Market at 510 W. 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC Begins with
Lox Trim The Salmon Shop at #112 - 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC Begins with
FE 17
FE 18
FE 19
FE 20
FE 21
FE 22
Sold unlabelled The Daily Catch Seafood Company at 1418 Commercial Drive,
Vancouver, BC
Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

The affected products may have also been sold unlabelled over the counter at the stores listed above. Consumers who are unsure whether they have the affected products are advised to check with their retailer.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.

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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