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Expanded Health Hazard Alert - Certain Central-Epicure brand smoked salmon products may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
April 3, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd.
Extent of the distribution:
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional, Retail
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 3, 2013 - The public warning issued on March 22, 2013 has been expanded to include additional products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website at

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Central-Epicure brand Smoked Salmon products described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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

The manufacturer, Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Additional Info
Central-Epicure Fresh Sliced Smoked Salmon with Vodka 100 g 0 61279 21210 5 Best Before Date
Central-Epicure Smoked Atlantic Salmon Pastrami Seasoned 100 g 0 61279 21220 4 Best Before Date
Central-Epicure Smoked Atlantic Salmon, Sliced 1 kg None Best Before Date
Sold only to hotels, restaurants and institutions.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. at

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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.

Product photos

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Fresh Sliced Smoked Salmon with Vodka

Fresh Sliced Smoked Salmon with Vodka

Smoked Atlantic Salmon - pastrami seasoned

Smoked Atlantic Salmon - pastrami seasoned

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