September 2, 2009

Canada expands deli meats recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a recall issued earlier this week concerning possibly tainted deli meats has been expanded nationally.

The CFIA and Delstar Foods Inc. of Montreal are warning the public not to consume the sliced ready-to-eat Delstar and Compliments-brand deli meats because they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness.

The federal agency said the affected products were distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories, New Brunswick and Labrador. However, they might also have been distributed nationally.

The recalled deli meats have a Best Before date between 09AU26: and 09OC01," Aug. 26 and Oct. 1.

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.