The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Livno Meats are warning the public not to consume the Dry Sausage described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The affected product, Livno Meats Dry Sausage, was sold only from the Livno Meats retail store in Hornby, Ontario. It was sold in two formats as follows:
Approximately 200 g vacuum package with a label bearing code “BATCH # 4, PACKED ON DE/11/28”
Packaged in a plastic bag per customer order and sold during the period December 28, 2011 to January 21, 2012, inclusive.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
The manufacturer, Livno Meats, Hornby, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.