Saturday, February 21, 2009

Listeria-Contaminated Ham Salad Recalled in Canada

February 21, 2009

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers that certain ham salads and ham salad products manufactured by Plaisirs Gastronomiques Inc. may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and have been recalled.

The recall affects ham salads and ham salad products, including sandwiches prepared at some supermarket chain stores, independent retailers and deli stores in the province of Quebec between February 11 and February 20, inclusive.

Stores belonging to the following supermarket and retail brands may have used the recalled ham salad:
  • Loblaws, Provigo, Metro, IGA, Bonichoix, Boni-soir, Voisin, Marché Richelieu, L'intermarché, IGA Extra, Omni, Axep, Ultramar, Tradition, Le dépanneur 

This is the second recall of Listeria monocytogenes-contaminated prepared salads manufactured by Plaisirs Gastronomiques within the last week. On February 18th, eFoodAlert reported that the company was recalling egg salad and egg salad products distributed in Québec and Ontario.

If past experience is a guide to future performance, Canadian consumers can expect CFIA to announce – probably by the end of this month – a recall of "all prepared salads" manufactured by Plaisirs Gastronomiques.

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