October 21, 2010 by staff 

Listeriosis, Four types of sandwich meat in salami slices produced by L. Fortin Alma, Que., Are being recalled because of possible listeria contamination.

Ready to eat meats include lean L’Ancien the old ham, L’Ancien old ham fat, ham and Le Le Doyen former smokers BorĂ©al Black Forest ham.

All meats bear the establishment number 288 and “best before” date of 12 November. The size of the package and UPC code is variable.

Listeria is a bacteria that can lead to a serious illness called listeriosis. Contaminated food may not look or smell spoiled.

Listeriosis symptoms include vomiting, nausea, cramps, diarrhea, headache, constipation and persistent fever.

In some cases, symptoms may be followed by meningitis or encephalitis, and blood poisoning which can lead to death.

In 2008 an outbreak of listeria in a Maple Leaf Foods plant in Toronto meat led to the deaths of 22 people.

There were no reports of illness associated with L. Fortin products. Any person who has affected products should throw them away or return to point of purchase.

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