EDMONTON – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling ham sausages produced at an Edmonton meat-processing plant that it has suspended the licence of over concerns for food safety.

Capital Packers Inc. had its licence suspended Thursday.

The agency said that “adequate controls for food safety are not being reliably implemented in the facility on a consistent basis.”

The CFIA also said the company did not rectify deficiencies previously identified by the agency. 

All products at the plant are under detention and control.

The agency is investigating whether products shipped from the plant pose potential risks to consumers, particularly related to listeriosis, a foodborne illness.

The agency recalled two products because of concerns over potential listeriosis.

The ham sausages are sold in 300-gram packages under the Capital brand name and in 375-gram packages under the Compliments brand. Both products may have been sold nationally.


Brand

Product

Size

UPC

Code

Capital

Ham Sausage

300 g

0 64946 51100 6

2012 DE 26

Compliments

Ham Sausage

375 g

0 68820 10061 4

2012 DE 26


The Edmonton plant is voluntarily yanking the recalled products from store shelves, the agency said. The agency will monitor the recall.

There were no reported illnesses associated with the recalled products.

According to the agency, food contaminated with listeriosis may not look or smell spoiled. 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.

“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 agency said.