The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Superior Sausage and Meat Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Ham Sausages described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The affected products may have been purchased from the following two locations on the dates indicated:
- Village Superior Sausage and Ham Sausage purchased Dec. 1-5, 2009 from Superior Sausage and Meat Products Ltd., 1004 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON.
- Ham Sausage (Kielbassa Szynkowa) purchased Dec. 1-8, 2009 from Euromax Foods Inc., Milton, ON
These products were distributed only in Ontario.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled.
Consumption of food contaminated with these 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.
The Manufacturer, Superior Sausage and Meat Products Ltd., of Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers: Superior Sausage and Meat Products Ltd. at 416-531-8422; CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).© Food Safety News