Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Breaking News: Maple Leaf & Shopsy's Weiners Recalled

February 24, 2009

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has warned consumers that the following Maple Leaf and Shopsy's brand weiners may be contaminated with Listeria bacteria and have been recalled by the manufacturer.

  • Maple Leaf Hot Dogs Original (450g): UPC #0 63100 22356 4; Lot code 09 AL 23 
  • Shopsy’s Deli- Fresh All Beef Frankfurters (450g): UPC #0 64875 20730 8; Lot codes 09 AL 22 and 09 AL 23 

The affected products have been distributed in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland & Labrador.

The recall was initiated after Listeria was detected in environmental samples in Maple Leaf's Hamilton, Ontario facility (establishment #611). CFIA has not yet determined whether the microbes are Listeria monocytogenes or some other species of Listeria.

Establishment #611 is a different Maple Leaf facility from the one that was the source of last year's lethal outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in Canada. There are no illnesses reported to be associated with today's recall.

Consumers who purchased the recalled weiners should return them to the retailer for a full refund.

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