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Health Hazard Alert - Signature Cafe 6-Layer Dip may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
August 12, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Canada Safeway Ltd.
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 12, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canada Safeway Limited are warning the public not to consume Signature Cafe 6-Layer Dip described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Signature Cafe 6-Layer Dip products, imported from the USA, are affected by this alert.

Product Size UPC USE BY Date Code
Signature Cafe 6-Layer Dip 425 g 58200 06034 09/16/11 and before
Signature Cafe 6-Layer Dip 850 g 58200 06032 09/16/11 and before

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Canada Safeway Limited is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Canada Safeway Limited at 1-800-SAFEWAY;

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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.

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