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More listeria recalls POrk and chicken in Ont

Postby butterfly » Dec 18, 2008 8:32 pm

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - OLD STYLE BRAND SMOKED PORK LOIN CHOPS AND THIN SLICED CHICKEN BREAST MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

OTTAWA, December 17, 2008 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Mariposa Meats are warning the public not to consume the Old Style brand products described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected Old Style brand products are described as follows:

Product / Size (Net wt.) / UPC / Best Before Date
Smoked Pork Loin Chops / 175 g / 6 28292 80045 2 / 09JA23
Thin Sliced Chicken Breast / 350 g / 6 28292 50002 4 / 09JA16

These products have been distributed in Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

The manufacturer, Mariposa Meats, Mississauga, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:
Mariposa Meats at 905-855-8111; or,
CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
Cheers Butterfly




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