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Health Hazard Alert - Ready-to-eat meat products from My Country Delicatessen Limited may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
August 13, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
My Country Delicatessen Limited
Extent of the distribution:
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Advisory details

Ottawa, August 13, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and My Country Delicatessen Limited are warning the public not to consume the ready-to-eat meat products described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

All ready-to-eat meat products purchased from the deli counter at My Country Delicatessen Limited, 4351 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, ON, on or before August 10, 2011, are affected by this alert.

Some deli packages may not bear a label indicating brand or a Best Before date. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity or Best Before date are advised to check with My Country Delicatessen Limited to determine if the product is affected.

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

The manufacturer and retailer, My Country Delicatessen Limited, Niagara Falls, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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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