Certain CAPITAL brand and COMPLIMENTS brand HAM SAUSAGES may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
November 22, 2012
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Health Hazard Alert
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Capital Packers Inc.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, November 22, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Capital Packers Inc. (EST 231) are warning the public not to consume Capital brand and Compliments brand Ham Sausages described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The CFIA has suspended the licence to operate at Establishment 231, Capital Packers Inc. effective today. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation and the public warning may be updated if additional food products are identified which are deemed to be a health risk.

These products may have been distributed nationally.

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

The manufacturer, Capital Packers Inc. (EST 231), Edmonton, AB is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Capital Ham Sausage 300 g 2012 DE 26 0 64946 51100 6
Compliments Ham Sausage 375 g 2012 DE 26 0 68820 10061 4

Media enquiries

Capital Packers Inc.
780-476-1391, ext. 345


CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

Capital Packers Inc.
780-476-1391, ext. 345

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.

Fact Sheet: Food Safety Facts on Listeria


For more information, consumers and industry can call the 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) or by filling out the online feedback form.