The Canadian Food Inspection Agency advises residents in the Province of Québec that S. Bourassa (St-Sauveur) Limited has recalled sliced leeks that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled items contain sliced leeks supplied – and recalled last week – by Les Cultures de Chez Nous, Inc.
S. Bourassa has recalled sliced leeks sold in various weight packages (approximately 250g to 400g) bearing "EMP. LE 13/01/2009 (January 13, 2009) to 20/01/2009 (January 20, 2009)", "MEIL. AV. 20/01/2009 (January 20, 2009) to 27/01/2009 (January 27, 2009)", and code 160305X.
The recalled S. Bourassa Sliced Leeks were sold only in Québec.
No illnesses have been reported. Nevertheless, Listeria monocytogenes is an especially dangerous pathogen, and is capable of causing serious – even fatal – illnesses in susceptible individuals. Consumers are urged to either discard the recalled product or return it to the store for a refund.