August 31, 2009

Deli meats recall expanded in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the expansion of an earlier recall involving products produced by Delstar Foods Inc. of Montreal.

The CFIA is warning the public not to consume various Delstar- and Compliments-brand sliced ready-to-eat deli meats because the products might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness.

The recalled deli meats have a Best Before date between 09AU26: and 09OC01," Aug. 26 and Oct. 1. They were distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

The recalled sliced meat products include Delstar-brand smoked beef eye of round, pepperoni, smoked and cooked roast beef round and all-beef salami, and Compliments-brand corned beef, pastrami, beef eye of round pastrami, roast beef, Montreal-style smoked meat and smoked beef round and cooked roast beef round club packs.