OTTAWA, October 20, 2010 : The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Charcuterie L. Fortin Limitée (Establishment # 288) are warning the public not to consume certain ready-to-eat meats described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The following L. Fortin ready-to-eat sliced meats, bearing Establishment number 288, are affected by this alert:
|Brand||Product||UPC||Size||Lot Code||Best Before Date|
|L'Ancien||LEAN cooked ham old Fashioned||variable||variable||32811||2010NO12|
|L'Ancien||"Cooked HAM old fashioned with its fat"||variable||variable||32811||2010NO12|
|Le Doyen||SMOKED ham "OLD FASHION"||variable||variable||42782||2010NO12|
|Le Boréal||SMOKED ham "BLACK FOREST"||variable||variable||42851, 42782||2010NO12|
These products have been distributed in Quebec.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
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.
The manufacturer, Charcuterie L. Fortin Limitée, of Alma, Québec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information consumers and industry can call the 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).