Health Hazard Alert
A & K Canned Sausages may contain dangerous bacteria
February 24, 2006
Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and A & K Sausage are warning the public
not to consume certain A & K Brand
Canned Sausages because the products may
be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.
Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause
botulism, a life-threatening illness.
A & K
Canned Sausages are affected by this
- Bierwurst, Beer Sausage
- Farmer Sausage
- Hausmacher Leberwurst,
- Kalbsleberwurst Fein,
- Schweinemett, Pork Luncheon
- Thuringer Blutwurst
These sausages were sold in 200g cans.
All best before dates are affected.
The sausages were distributed
in British Columbia.
There have been no reported illnesses
associated with the consumption of the
Food contaminated with Clostridium
botulinum toxin may not look or smell
spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated
with the toxin may cause nausea, vomiting,
fatigue, dizziness, headache, double
vision, dry throat, respiratory failure
and paralysis. In severe cases of illness,
people may die.
A & K Sausage,
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, is voluntarily
recalling the affected product from the
marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the
effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry
can call one of the following numbers:
- A & K Sausage,
Viktor Miller, (604) 467-3371, 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Tuesday
- CFIA at
1 800 442-2342 / TTY 1 800 465-7735 (8:00
a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to