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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Grimm's Fine Foods brand Pizza Pack may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
October 4, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Direct Plus Food Group, a division of Premium Brands Operating Limited Partnership
Alberta, British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
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Advisory details

Ottawa, October 4, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Direct Plus Food Group, a division of Premium Brands Operating Limited Partnership, are warning the public not to consume the Grimm's Fine Foods brand Pizza Pack described below because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

This product was sold at the following two stores:

  • Pemberton Valley Supermarket, Pemberton, British Columbia
  • Three Hills IGA, Three Hills, Alberta

There has been no reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

The manufacturer, Freybe Gourmet Foods Ltd., Langley, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Additional Info
Grimm's Fine Foods Pizza Pack 175 g 0 55898 15316 1 Best Before Date
2013 OCT 11

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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Grimm's Fine Foods brand Pizza Pack

Grimm's Fine Foods brand Pizza Pack

Pizza Pack - label

Pizza Pack - label

Grimm's - Nutrition facts

Grimm's - Nutrition facts

Media enquiries

John Beliveau
Direct Plus Food Group

CFIA Media Relations

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