Certain New Milano brand Pepperoni may contain Listeria and Salmonella

Starting date:
February 25, 2013
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Notification
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Listeria, Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Produits Alimentaires Italiens Milano Inc.
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
CFIA reference number:
7859

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
New Milano Pepperoni and Mini Pepperoni 5 x 10 lb 2013 FEB 12 1 80019 00011 3
New Milano Sliced Pepperoni 10 x 5 lb 2013 FEB 12 1 80019 00020 5

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613-773-6600

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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. For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis. For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.
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