The following products, sold in 1 kg. packages, are covered in this recall notice:
- Sure Slice brand roast beef; product code 21333, Best Before AU 09
- Sure Slice brand corned beef; product code 21444, Best Before AU 23
The sliced meat was distributed nationwide to food service institutions – including restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes – and may also be sold at some deli counters.
While no illnesses have been reported, the distribution of these products to hospitals and nursing homes is worrisome. The elderly, young children, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are especially susceptible to serious illness – even death – as a result of Listeria monocytogenes infection.
The Canadian government does not publish a list of stores and institutions that have received recalled meat. So ask before you eat!
Food service operators and consumers with questions about the recall can contact Maple Leaf Consumer Foods directly at 1-800-568-5801.