Today, USDA-FSIS issued apublic health alert for various ready-to-eat deli meat products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
FSIS was notified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that various ready-to-eat deli meat products subject to recall in Canada may have been exported to the United States. Recently, a problem was discovered through FSIS microbiological testing of imported product from Canadian Establishment 665, which resulted in a positive sample for Listeria monocytogenes and two FSIS recalls dated May 4 and 5, 2010. FSIS and Canada have received no reports of illnesses as result of consumption of products subject to this alert. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should contact a physician. FSIS will continue to provide information as it becomes available, including information about any related recall activity.
Products exported to the United States include, but are not limited to, the following:
"Casa Italia Gastronomia Prosciutto"
"Casa Italia Gastronomia Prosciutto Boneless"
"Casa Italia Gastronomia Prosciutto Mattonella"
"Casa Italia Prosciutto Boneless"
"Casa Italia Prosciutto Boneless Sliced"
"Casa Italia Prosciutto Ham Sliced"
"Emma Dry Prosciutto"
Implicated products were produced by Zadi Foods Ltd., CFIA Establishment 665, located in Brampton, Ontario, and may have been distributed to retail locations nationwide. The products would have been sold to consumers at deli counters, and the original brand may not have been transferred at the deli counters to consumer packages.