The Fountain Pen, Guelph's On-Line News
ADV: Your Ad could be here

Food Recall - Capital and Compliments Brand Sausages

Web posted on November 24, 2012

OTTAWA, November 22, 2012 - 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 below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are affected by this alert:

Brand ProductSizeUPCCode
CapitalHam Sausage300 g0 64946 51100 62012 DE 26
ComplimentsHam Sausage375 g0 68820 10061 42012 DE 26

These products may have been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The manufacturer, Capital Packers Inc. (EST 231), Edmonton, AB 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 Capital Packers Inc. at 780-476-1391, ext. 345.

The CFIA has suspended the licence to operate at Establishment 231, Capital Packers Inc. effective today.

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.

November 22, 2012, Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the licence to operate of Establishment 231, Capital Packers Inc., in Edmonton, Alberta effective November 22, 2012.

The CFIA has determined that adequate controls for food safety are not being reliably implemented in the facility on a consistent basis. The company has failed to correct deficiencies previously identified through CFIA inspections.

All products currently at this plant are under CFIA detention and control. In addition, the CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation 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.

The safety of consumers is the CFIA's top priority and the Agency will work diligently to ensure there is no potential risk to consumers. Additional information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.


Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.


For more information, consumers and industry can call the 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 all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report

Visit our website to find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at www.healthycanadians.gc.ca

Links will open in a new browser window.
External sites are not endorsed by The Fountain Pen.


Back