Gaspésien brand ham products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
April 4, 2018
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Les Cuisines Gaspésiennes de Matane Ltée.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
12175

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 4, 2018 - Les Cuisines Gaspésiennes de Matane Ltée. is recalling Gaspésien brand ham products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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.

Who is affected

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

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Gaspésien Handmade Le P'tit Picnic – Boneless Smoked Pork Shoulder 1.5 kg BB/MA 2018-MA-20
BB/MA 2018-MA-24
0 68553 10049 3
Gaspésien Handmade Old Fashioned Smoked Ham Variable BB/MA 2018-MA-18
BB/MA 2018-MA-24
None
Gaspésien Le P'tit Classique Smoked Ham 750 g BB/MA 2018-MA-19
BB/MA 2018-MA-23
BB/MA 2018-MA-24
0 68553 10042 4

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