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Food Safety Warning - Fjord Laks brand Gravlax may be unsafe due to Listeria monocytogenes

Advisory date:
April 6, 2016
Reason for advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
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Company / Firm:
--, A & E Distribution Inc.
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Advisory details

Ottawa, April 6, 2016 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the products described below due to Listeria monocytogenes.


Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Fjord Laks Gravlax – Marinated Salmon (Dill sauce included) 165 g All Best Before dates up to and including April 20, 2016 Variable

What you should do

Check to see if you have the product in your home. If the product is in your home, do not consume it.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

If you suspect you have become ill from eating a recalled product, the CFIA recommends contacting your doctor.


This warning was triggered by CFIA test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of these or other products. If products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through a Food Recall Warning.


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

More information

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

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Fjord Laks - Gravlax - Marinated Salmon

Fjord Laks - Gravlax - Marinated Salmon

Fjord Laks - Gravlax - Marinated Salmon - back of package

Fjord Laks - Gravlax - Marinated Salmon - back of package

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