Roast beef products recalled by Erie Meat Products Ltd. due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
April 17, 2018
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Erie Meat Products Ltd.
Distribution:
Alberta, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
12216

Last updated:

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 17, 2018 - The food recall warning issued on April 9, 2018 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Erie Meat Products Ltd. is recalling roast beef products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador, and may have been distributed to other provinces or territories. These products may have been portioned and sold without a label, coding or under a different brand. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased an affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

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 or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location 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 reported illnesses associated with a similar product; however, at this time, there have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the products identified in this Food Recall Warning.

Background

This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. 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
Butcher's Selection Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Round 300 g All Best Before dates up to and including 2018JN06 8 29810 91630 7
Chicago 58 Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Variable weight All Best Before dates up to and including 2018JN06 None
Deli Classic Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Round Variable weight All Best Before dates up to and including 2018JN06 None
Deli Classic Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Brisket Variable weight All Best Before dates up to and including 2018JN06 None
Druxy's Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Variable weight All Best Before dates up to and including 2018JN06 None
None - Prepared for European Quality Meats & Sausages Cooked Roast Beef Seasoned Rubbed with Caramel 2 x 2 kg All Best Before dates up to and including 2018JN06 None
None - Prepared for European Quality Meats & Sausages Sliced Cooked Seasoned Roast Beef 2.00 kg All Best Before dates up to and including 2018JN06 10623392122173

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For more information

Erie Meat Products Ltd.: Linda Bergman, 416-771-1419

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