Original article posted January 21, 2009
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency advises that Les Cultures de Chez Nous Inc. (Sainte-Brigitte-des Saults, QC) has recalled two sliced leek products. The company announced the recall after learning that the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The following two items – distributed in Québec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick – have been recalled:
- Sliced, Washed Leeks, 250g: UPC #6 61999 00250 7; Best before 27-01-09
- Sliced Leeks, 750g: UPC #6 61999 00750 2; Best before 27-01-09
No illnesses have been reported. Nevertheless, the consumption of a product contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes represents a serious health risk to the elderly, the very young, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.
Anyone who has purchased the recalled items should either discard them or return them to the store. Consumers with questions about this recall are invited to contact the company at 819-336-4846.