Certain Central-Epicure brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
April 5, 2013
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Health Hazard Alert
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd.
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 5, 2013 - The public warning issued on April 3, 2013 has been expanded to include additional products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Central-Epicure brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon products described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

These products are distributed in Ontario.

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

The manufacturer, Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size UPC Additional info
Central-Epicure Smoked Atlantic Salmon 1 kg No UPC on package Best Before Date


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For more information

The Smoked Atlantic Salmon described above was also sold in variable weights at fish counters in the following locations in Ontario:

Store Product name on label UPC Dates
McEwan Foods
38 Karl Fraser Road
North York
Smoked Atlantic Salmon Begins with
2 02463
Packed on dates from March 22, 2013 to April 2, 2013 inclusive
Various Metro stores in Ontario Smoked Atlantic Salmon Centre Cut Begins with
Packed on dates up to and including 13.APR.04
Waterfront Seafood Market
3631 Dixie Rd
Sliced Smkd Salmon Begins with
0 2001202
Packed on dates from March 22, 2013 to March 26, 2013 inclusive

Consumers who may have purchased Smoked Atlantic Salmon from these locations, and are unsure if they have the affected product, are advised to check with the store to determine if their product is being recalled.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. at foodsafety@centralepicure.com

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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.