Nfld. & Labrador

Listeria concern leads to ham recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume Compliments brand Sensations Old-Style Smoked Ham.

Product distributed throughout Eastern Canada

The CFIA warns that food contaminated with listeria may not look or smell spoiled, but it can cause listeriosis. (Courtesy CFIA )

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume Compliments brand Sensations Old-Style Smoked Ham.

The agency said the ham may be contaminated with Listeria.

The affected product is sold in 175-gram packages with a best before date of Nov. 13, 2011.

The product was distributed throughout Eastern Canada, including Ontario, Quebec, the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador.

There haven't been any reported illnesses associated with the ham.

The manufacturer (Les Cuisines Gaspésiennes de Matane Ltée of Matane, Que.) is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.

Food contaminated with Listeria may not look or smell spoiled, but it can cause listeriosis.

Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea, with pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems particularly at risk.

With files from The Canadian Press

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