salami_genoa.jpgOn May 24, 2011, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) warned the public not to consume Fumagalli La Salumeria brand Seasoned Dry Cured Pork Loin due to the possibility that the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Yesterday, CFIA expanded the warning to include Fumagalli Pronto e Fresco brand Spianata Romana Salami that may also be contaimated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The products were imported from Italy by a Canadian importer, Les Aliments Edesia Foods Inc. of Saint-Hubert, Quebec, and distributed to retail locations throughout the province. Currently, the importer has issued a voluntary recall of the meat products which is being monitored by CFIA.

The affected Seasoned Dry Cured Pork Loin was sold in 1.2 – 1.6kg units and was also sliced at certain retail locations. It had a batch number of 119062 with a Best Before date of August 30, 2011. The affected Spianata Romana Salami was sold in 100g packs bearing UPC 8002469571093 and batch number 119066. The salami product has a Best Before date of July 5, 2011.

CFIA reported there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the Italian products. Consumers and industry with questions about the recall can call 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).