Event Update: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Capital Packers Inc. (EST 231) are warning the public not to consume Capital brand and Compliments brand Ham Sausages described here because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
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These products may have been distributed nationally.
The CFIA has suspended the licence to operate at Establishment 231, Capital Packers Inc. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation and the public warning may be updated if additional food products are identified which are deemed to be a health risk.
CFIA Investigation continues:
The CFIA has determined that adequate controls for food safety are not being fully implemented in the facility and that the company has failed to consistently meet federal food safety standards. As a result, the CFIA has taken precautionary measures to suspend the company’s operating license.
To be clear, there have been no positive samples found in food products. At this time, the CFIA is taking precautionary action based on the finding of a positive sample from the sleeve of a uniform.
All products currently at this plant are under CFIA detention and control. In addition, the CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation and is working with Health Canada to determine if products shipped from the plant pose potential risks to consumers, particularly related to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The CFIA will immediately alert the public if unsafe food could be in the marketplace.
Capital Packers Inc. will not be able to resume operations until they have fully implemented the necessary corrective actions and the CFIA is fully confident in the plant's capacity to effectively manage food safety risks.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. See Hazard tab for more information.
Note: This is a CFIA Class I recall (High risk): The CFIA will request a Class I recall for a food product when there is a high risk that eating or drinking that product will lead to serious health problems or death. The CFIA issues a public warning for all Class I recall when the product is available for sale or could be in the consumer’s home.