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Canadian Meat Processing Plant Suspended Over Listeria Scare

Ham sausage recalled

Operations were suspended at a meat processing plant in Edmonton, Alberta Friday after Listeria infection was detected on an employee, Reuters reports.

Capital Packers, Inc., detected the bacteria on an employee and contacted the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which suspended operations at the plant after learning that the company could not properly track the whereabouts of any of its products.

No illnesses have been connected to this discovery.

Capital Packers initially told the CFIA that potentially affected products were under its control, but the CFIA determined that products may have been shipped to several provinces. The company sells bacon, sausages, fresh meats and other products to western Canada and the Northwest Territories.

The company has voluntary recalled ham sausages under the brand names Capital and Compliments.

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