Ottawa, March 22, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. warned the public not to consume Central-Epicure brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
The manufacturer, Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
On its Facebook page, Central Epicure said: “To our customers: There has been a recall initiated for 1 lot of our Fresh Never Frozen Smoked Salmon. The best before date is March 26, 2013. The detected levels of bacteria was very low and we are confident the recall will not be expanded to other items. As a precaution please do not consume that particular date code and if you have this product return it for a full refund. “
To an customer inquiry about the source of the salmon, Michael Nadler. VP sales for Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. said the salmon was farmed in Chile.