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Health Hazard Alert - Certain cooked meat products from Cochon Cent Façons may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
February 11, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Cochon Cent Façons
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
6239

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 11, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Smoked Meat; Jambon fumé à l'ancienne (Ham) and Capicollo sold from Cochon Cent Façons, St-Jacques de Montcalm, Quebec, because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected products - Smoked Meat, Jambon fumé à l'ancienne (Ham) and Capicollo were sold over the counter from Cochon Cent Façons, 2555 rang St-Jacques, St-Jacques de Montcalm, Quebec, from January 28 to February 7, 2011, inclusive.

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 this 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.

More information

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this 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 on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

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

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