February 25, 2009

Chicken, ham salads recalled in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning against eating chicken or chunky ham salad made by Plaisirs Gastronomiques Inc. due to possible contamination.

The CFIA said St. Hubert-brand chicken salad spread, as well as certain chicken salad, chunky ham salad and their products might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

The St-Hubert chicken salad spread, with a Best Before date of Feb. 27 and lot code 047091 or 048091, was distributed to major grocery retailers in Quebec, along with other chicken and chunky ham salads.

In Quebec the products were sold at AXEP, Au pain dore, Bonichoix, Boni-soir, IGA/IGA Extra, L'intermarche, Le depanneur, Loblaws, Marche Richelieu, Metro, Omni, Provigo, Supermarche GP, Tradition, and Voisin stores. In Ontario they were sold at Loeb and Your Independent Grocer stores.

The CFIA said consumers who purchased chicken salad, chunky ham salad and their products from those chain stores or other independent retailers and delicatessens in Quebec between Feb. 2 and Feb. 24 are advised to check at the place of purchase to determine if they have the recalled products. Consumers who would still have the products in their refrigerators are advised not to eat them.

Plaisirs Gastronomiques Inc. of Boisbriand, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected products.