Schwartz's At Home brand Smoked Meat recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
November 13, 2013
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 Salaisons Desco Inc.
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8419

Advisory details

Ottawa, November 13, 2013 - Les Salaisons Desco Inc. is recalling Schwartz's At Home brand Smoked Meat from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

What you should do

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 this product.

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
Schwartz's At Home Smoked Meat 500 g (4 x 125 g) 2013DE13 6 27533 96123 5

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Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Les Salaisons Desco Inc.: 1-800-363-4291 ext: 2244 or 450-437-7182 ext: 2244; or

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.