ONTARIO: Health hazard alert – Piller’s brand Maple Flavoured Smoked Ham and Hickory Smoked Turkey Bacon may contain Listeria monocytogenes
Posted: April 28th, 2009 - 10:23am
The following Piller’s brand meat products are affected by this alert.
Best Before date
"taste Better than Bacon" Maple Flavoured Smoked Ham
0 69401 00955 5
09 MA 01 & 09 JN 01
"taste Better than Bacon" Hickory Smoked Turkey Bacon
0 69401 00956 2
09 MA 01
These products have been distributed in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these 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.
The manufacturer, Piller Sausages and Delicatessens Ltd., Waterloo, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.