Culinary Creations Gourmet brand & Denny's Express brand roast beef-containing sandwiches recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
April 18, 2018
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
R.T. Fresh Prepared Foods Inc.
Alberta, Ontario
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Last updated:

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 18, 2018 - The food recall warning issued on April 17, 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.

R.T. Fresh Prepared Foods Inc. is recalling Culinary Creations Gourmet brand & Denny's Express brand roast beef-containing sandwiches from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products were sold through retailers and automatic vending machines in Alberta and Ontario.

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.


This recall was triggered by the CFIA's inspection activities. 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
Culinary Creations Gourmet Beef and Cheese on Onion Bun 190 g Best Before
AL 24
AL 30
MA 01
MA 02
MA 08
MA 17
6 89069 18085 6
Culinary Creations Gourmet Roast Beef Sandwich 155 g Best Before
AL 30
MA 08
MA 16
6 89069 18093 1
Culinary Creations Gourmet Jumbo Beef & Swiss Submarine (halved) 250 g Best Before
AL 30
MA 02
MA 07
MA 08
MA 14
MA 15
MA 17
6 89069 18097 9
Culinary Creations Gourmet Jumbo Beef & Swiss Submarine 250 g Best Before
AL 30
MA 07
MA 15
6 89069 18097 9
Denny's Express Beef & Swiss Submarine 250 g 0998 7 76393 40003 0


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Media enquiries

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For more information

R.T. Fresh Prepared Foods Inc.: Dominic Ruso, 416-213-1077 Ext. 227; Él Amine Mbaé, 416-213-1077 Ext. 241

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.