Canada Recalling Sliced Ham Products

OTTAWA, Oct. 21 (UPI) — Canadian health officials say they’re warning the public not to consume certain ready-to-eat meats that may by contaminated with Listerie monocytogenes.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the sliced meats were distributed in Quebec and are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, Charcuterie L. Fortin Limitee.

Four L. Fortin sliced ham products bearing Establishment number 288 and carrying best-before dates of 2010NO12 are being recalled.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products, a CFIA release said.

Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause listeriosis, with symptoms including high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.

Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk, the CFIA said.

For more information consumers can call 1-800-442-2342.

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