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Listeria Scare Triggers Sausage Recall

A listeria scare has triggered the recall of two types of sausage.

While no one has yet become ill, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Superior Sausage and Meat Products Ltd issued the warning as a precaution.

The affected products are sold only in Ontario, at two specific locations.

The food listed below may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and should not be eaten.

Purchased from Product Description Date of Purchase
Superior Sausage and Meat Products Ltd.,
1004 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
Village Superior Sausage
Ham Sausage
December 1, 2009 to
December 5, 2009, inclusive
Euromax Foods Inc.,
Milton, ON
Ham Sausage
(Kielbassa Szynkowa)
December 1, 2009 to
December 8, 2009, inclusive

For more information, call Superior Sausage and Meat Products Ltd. 416-531-8422, or the CFIA 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735.

The CFIA phone is answered from 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday.

Listeria: Quick Facts

  • Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled.
  • Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a food-borne 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.