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2006/11/07

Health Hazard Alert: Suspected Tampering Associated With Various Ham and Sliced Meat Products

OTTAWA, November 7, 2006 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Maple Leaf Foods are warning the public not to consume certain ham and sliced meat products described below. These products may have been subject to tampering with an unknown contaminant. A small number of syringe casings have been found by employees during the production process.

The following products are affected by this alert:

  • ½ Kent Smoked Hams (approx. 2.2 lbs)- Best Before Date JA 01
  • 125 gram Schneider's Lifestyle Fat Free Cooked Ham Sliced - Best Before Date DE 29
  • 125 gram Schneider's Lifestyle Fat Free Cooked Ham Sliced - Best Before Date JA 04
  • 125 gram Schneider's Lifestyle Fat Free Turkey & Ham Sliced - Best Before Date DE 30
  • 125 gram Schneider's Lifestyle Fat Free Smoked Ham - Best Before Date DE 29

These products have been distributed nationally.

The CFIA and Maple Leaf Foods are conducting an investigation of the suspected tampering and the case has been referred to the police.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products and at this time no tampered product has been found at the retail level.

Maple Leaf Foods, Kitchener, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of folwing numbers:

Maple Leaf Foods at 1-800-268-3708
CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Key Points – Kitchener Product Tampering Incident

Question & Answers regarding Health Hazard Alert

Media enquiries:

Lynda Kuhn Maple Leaf Foods
416-926-2026

Garfield Balsom (English)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall
613-760-4232

Linda Leblanc (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall
613-760-4112


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