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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:55 am 
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Not related to allergies, but thought I should post in case anyone missed this. Listeria bacteria found in certain deli meats from Maple Leaf/Schneider's – some of which were used at McDonald's and Subway restaurants.

See the full list of what to watch out for here:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/cor ... 819e.shtml

and following is an update on the recall. Gwen


HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - CERTAIN READY-TO-EAT DELI MEAT PRODUCTS PRODUCED AT ESTABLISHMENT 97B MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES


OTTAWA, August 21, 2008 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) would like to clarify some information on the recall of the 23 ready-to-eat deli meat products produced at Establishment #97B, which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Some reports indicate that the 23 products involved in this recall carry Best Before dates ranging from September 30 to January 1, 2009, or indicate only a single Best Before date; such coding information is not accurate.

The products involved in this recall include those bearing all Best Before dates up to and including the dates indicated in the list of affected products on the CFIA website. The CFIA is advising the public to carefully review the list of affected products, and identify Best Before dates on a product-by-product basis.

The alert had noted that these products may also be sold at retail and deli counters. Since at such locations the original product identity and Best Before code may not be evident, consumers who may have a concern with their deli meat products are advised to check with their retailer to determine if the purchase contained the recalled products.

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).

For information on Listeria monocytogenes, visit the Food Facts web page: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fss ... usee.shtml

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our website at www.inspection.gc.ca.

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Media enquiries:

Garfield Balsom (English)
Office of Food Safety & Recall
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
613-760-4232

Linda LeBlanc (French)
Office of Food Safety & Recall
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
613-760-4112

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:45 am 
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Related Shopsy's deli meat alert for Ontario:

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - SHOPSY’S DELI-FRESH CLASSIC REUBEN
SANDWICH MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES


OTTAWA, August 22, 2008 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Royal Touch Foods are warning the public not to serve or consume the Shopsy’s deli-fresh Classic Reuben sandwich described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected product, Shopsy’s deli-fresh Classic Reuben, is sold in a 180 g package bearing
UPC 7 76393 17001 8 and Best Before dates AU 22 and AU 24 .

A small number of these sandwiches were sold only in Ontario from the following locations:


Store Name
Location
Shoppers Drug Mart
390 Queens Quay, Toronto

Shoppers Drug Mart
388 King Street West, Toronto

Shoppers Drug Mart
10 Dundas Street, Toronto

Shoppers Drug Mart
465 Yonge Street, Toronto

Shoppers Drug Mart
4990 Yonge Street, Toronto

Shoppers Drug Mart
5776 Yonge Street, Toronto

Bloor Superfresh Mart
186 Bloor Street, Toronto

This recall is being initiated as this product contains sliced corned beef, one of the ready-to-eat deli meat products recalled by Maple Leaf Consumer Foods, Burlington, ON. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these sandwiches.
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fss ... riae.shtml

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, Royal Touch Foods, Toronto, ON, 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 one of the following numbers:

Domenic Ruso, Royal Touch Foods at 1-800-661-2360, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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).

For information on Listeria monocytogenes, visit the Food Facts web page
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fss ... usee.shtml.

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our website at www.inspection.gc.ca.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:58 pm 
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Le texte français suit le texte anglais.

Link between Listeriosis Outbreak Strain and Maple Leaf Foods Products Confirmed

Ottawa, August 23, 2008 The Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have received laboratory results from Health Canada that establish a link between meat products recalled by Maple Leaf Foods from their plant in Toronto and an outbreak of listeriosis in four provinces. To date, 21 cases of listeriosis have been confirmed, and the same strain has been detected in four people who have died. A further 30 cases remain under investigation.

The investigation into the cause of the outbreak is complex. Results of genetic testing from three samples of the products recalled by Maple Leaf Foods show that two tested positive for the outbreak strain of listeria. Test results for the third product were a close match to the outbreak strain, but showed a slight variance. While these results are highly significant, and indicate that the investigation is on the right path, the investigation is not complete. Test results on additional food samples expected next week will advance the investigation further.

It would not have been possible to establish the link between the food samples and outbreak cases of listeriosis without the full cooperation of all parties involved, including provincial, territorial and local health units, federal departments and agencies, and Maple Leaf Foods. All parties are continuing to work together on the investigation.

Officials from the Public Health Agency and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and health Canada will hold a technical briefing for members of the media on Sunday August 24, at 2:00 pm at the National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington, in Ottawa, to provide further details of the continuing investigation into further possible sources of the outbreak.

Because the onset of symptoms of listeriosis can occur up to 70 days after contaminated food is consumed, it is expected that the number of confirmed and suspected cases will continue to increase over the next several weeks. Up-to-date information on the number of cases in the outbreak is available on the website of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

For further information on listeriosis and the symptoms of the illness, please consult www.publichealth.gc.ca.

Contact:

PHAC Media relations:
(613) 946-0879

CFIA Media Relations
(613) 228-6682


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Lien confirmé entre la souche à l’origine de l’éclosion de listériose et les produits des Aliments Maple Leaf

Ottawa, le 23 août 2008 L’Agence de santé publique du Canada (ASPC) et l’Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments (ACIA) ont obtenu les résultats de laboratoire de Santé Canada qui établissent un lien entre les produits de viande rappelés qui provenaient d’un établissement des Aliments Maple Leaf à Toronto et une éclosion de listériose dans quatre provinces. Jusqu’à maintenant, 21 cas de listériose ont été confirmés et la même souche a été détectée chez quatre personnes décédées. À noter que 30 autres cas font toujours l’objet d’une enquête.

L’enquête visant à déterminer la cause de l’éclosion est complexe. Les résultats de l’analyse génétique de trois échantillons de produits rappelés par les Aliments Maple Leaf ont confirmé, dans le cas de deux produits, qu’il s’agissait de la souche de Listeria à l’origine de l’éclosion. Les résultats d’analyse du troisième produit ont révélé que la souche ressemblait beaucoup à celle qui est responsable de l’éclosion, mais qu’il y avait une légère variance. Bien que ces résultats soient très significatifs et qu’ils indiquent que nous sommes sur la bonne voie, l’enquête n’est pas terminée. Les résultats d’analyse d’autres échantillons d’aliments, qui devraient être publiés la semaine prochaine, permettront de faire progresser davantage l’enquête.

Il aurait été impossible d’établir un lien entre les échantillons recueillis et les cas liés à l’éclosion de listériose sans l’entière coopération de toutes les parties concernées, y compris les services de santé provinciaux, territoriaux et locaux, les ministères et organismes fédéraux, et les Aliments Maple Leaf. Toutes les parties continuent de collaborer à l’enquête.

Des représentants de l’ASPC, de l’ACIA et de Santé Canada organiseront une séance d’information technique pour les médias le dimanche 24 août à 14 h à l’amphithéâtre national de la presse, situé au 150, rue Wellington à Ottawa, afin de fournir plus de renseignements sur l’enquête en cours, qui consiste à explorer les autres sources possibles de l’éclosion.

Puisque les symptômes de la listériose peuvent apparaître jusqu’à 70 jours après la consommation d’un aliment contaminé, on s’attend à ce que le nombre de cas confirmés et soupçonnés augmente au cours des prochaines semaines. Des renseignements à jour sur le nombre de cas liés à l’éclosion sont disponibles sur le site Web de l’ASPC.

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur la listériose et les symptômes de la maladie, veuillez consulter le site Web : www.santepublique.gc.ca.

Personne-ressource :

Relations avec les médias - ASPC :
613-946-0879

Relations avec les médias - ACIA :
613-228-6682


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The FOODRECALLS_RAPPELSALIMENTS archives all list postings at:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/cor ... toce.shtml

You can join or leave a variety of e-mail lists managed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency using the on-line form found at:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/too ... sube.shtml

La liste FOODRECALLS_RAPPELSALIMENTS archive tous les enregistrements de listes à :
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/francais/co ... tocf.shtml

Vous pouvez vous inscrire à une variété de listes courriels administrées par l'Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments au moyen du formulaire en ligne affiché à l'adresse suivante : http://www.inspection.gc.ca/francais/to ... subf.shtml.
Le même formulaire vous permet de retrancher votre nom de ces listes.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:37 am 
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CFIA has updated the list of deli meats from the Maple Leaf Foods plant that may contain listeria.

See it here - and be careful!: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/cor ... 97be.shtml

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:38 am 
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A further notice:

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - CERTAIN SAFEWAY BRAND AND TAKEAWAYCAFÉ BRAND SANDWICHES MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

OTTAWA, August 25, 2008 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Lucerne Foods are warning the public not to serve or consume the Safeway brand and TakeAwayCafé brand sandwiches described below because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Safeway brand and TakeAwayCafé brand sandwiches are affected by this alert.
(see http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/cor ... 825e.shtml )

The Safeway brand sandwiches have been distributed in Alberta and Saskatchewan through Safeway stores. The TakeAwayCafé brand sandwiches have been distributed in Alberta through Mac’s Convenience stores.

This recall is being initiated as some of these sandwiches contain various ready-to-eat deli meat products recalled by Maple Leaf Consumer Foods, Burlington, ON. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these sandwiches.

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, Lucerne Foods, Calgary, AB, is voluntarily recalling the affected products 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).

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).

For information on Listeria monocytogenes, visit the Food Facts web page
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fss ... usee.shtml.

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:36 pm 
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Yet more listeria recalls. This is awful...

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - COOKED HAM AND SALAMI SANDWICHES SOLD IN SOBEYS, FOODLAND AND IGA STORES IN ONTARIO MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

OTTAWA, August 27, 2008 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sobeys Inc. are warning the public not to serve or consume Cooked Ham and Salami sandwiches described below, sold in Sobeys, Foodland and IGA stores in Ontario, because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

This recall is being initiated as these sandwiches contain some of the ready-to-eat deli meat products recalled by Maple Leaf Consumer Foods, Burlington, ON. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these sandwiches.

The following Cooked Ham and Salami sandwiches sold in Sobeys, Foodland and IGA stores in Ontario are affected by this alert:

Product / UPC
Size / "Packed On" dates up to and including

4Pk Cooked Ham and Salami Subs Whole Wheat / 257254 307991
900 g / 2008 AU 24

4Pk Cooked Ham and Salami Subs White / 227257 307991
900 g / 2008 AU 24

2Pk Cooked Ham and Salami Subs Whole Wheat / 237214 404397
450 g / 2008 AU 24

2Pk Cooked Ham and Salami Subs White / 217229 404391
450 g / 2008 AU 24

Cooked Ham and Salami Sub Whole Wheat / 257253 002580
225 g / 2008 AU 24

Cooked Ham and Salami Sub White / 217237 002596
225 g / 2008 AU 24

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.

Sobeys Inc, Mississauga, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Sobeys Ontario Customer Care at 1-888-821-5557 (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday)

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).

For information on Listeria monocytogenes, visit the Food Facts web page at
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fss ... usee.shtml.
For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.
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There have been more updates to this than I can keep up with.

There is now a main page on listeria with all updates on the Can. Food Inspection Agency website if anyone is worried about something they or a family member has eaten.

It's here: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fss ... riae.shtml

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