There is another recall underway for deli meats in Canada. Montreal’s Dats Déli Européen has recalled some of its sliced meat products because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The following ready-to-eat sliced meats, bearing Establishment number 155, are affected by this alert:
-Dats Deli Black Forest Ham, best before July 23
-Dats Deli Cooked Turkey Breast, best before July 23
-Dats Deli Old Fashioned Smoked Meat, best before July 10
-Dats Deli Old Fashioned Smoked Meat, best before July 23
-Dats Deli Old-Fashioned Smoked Meat, best before Aug. 5
-Dats Deli Roast Pork, best before July 16
-Dats Deli Seasoned Roast Beef, best before July 16
-Le Biftheque Old-Fashioned Smoked Meat, best before July 16
-Le Biftheque Old-Fashioned Smoked Meat, best before July 23
The recalled products were sold in Quebec and Ontario.
No illnesses have been associated with the recall.
An outbreak of Listeria in 2008 killed 22 mostly elderly Canadians.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says 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.
For more information, consumers and industry can call the 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