Mississauga, Ont.-based G. Brandt Meat Packers Ltd. is issuing another product recall. The company has also closed its Mississauga plant for sanitizing and product testing.
The company, which produces sausage and deli meats, recalled 120 ready-to-eat products after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a health hazard alert warning consumers that the products may be contaminated with food-bourne pathogens. The CFIA did not list which pathogens may be involved, or where products were distributed.
The recall and the plant shut down were precautionary, and there have been no associated illnesses, and products have not tested positive for pathogens. “We are working with CFIA to understand what the issues may or may not be,” says Brandt spokesperson Caroline Spivak in an interview with meatingplace.com.
The move follows a recall last month of all flavours of Brandt’s headcheese products, which Spivak says were associated with six illnesses.
In recent weeks there have been several recalls of products by Canadian meat companies, including products from Freybe Gourmet Foods, Dats Déli Européen, Cowichan Valley Meat Market and Choice Family Meats.