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CFIA issues warning over leeks that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to eat certain leeks distributed by Quebec-based Les Cultures de Chez Nous because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The warning covers sliced, washed leeks sold in 250 g packages, bearing the code 6 61999 00250 7 and with a best-before date of 27-01-09. It also covers sliced leeks sold in 750 g packages, bearing the code 6 61999 00750 2 and with a best-before date of 27-01-09.

The leeks were distributed in New Brunswick and Quebec.

There have been no reported illnesses.

For more information, consumers can call Les Cultures de Chez Nous Inc. at 819-336-4846.

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