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September 22, 2008
By Canadian Vending

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September 22,
2008, Norman's Cove, N.L. – An eastern Newfoundland company that has
recalled all its food products after a submarine sandwich was found to
contain Listeria says it doesn't know how the sandwich became
contaminated with the bacteria.

September 22, 2008, Norman's Cove, N.L. – An eastern Newfoundland company that has recalled all its food products after a submarine sandwich was found to contain Listeria says it doesn't know how the sandwich became contaminated with the bacteria.

Jason Smith, general manager of Smith's Snack Service Ltd., says the company tests its equipment daily and undergoes monthly environmental swabbing of its floors, drains, walls and ceilings.

This is the third time this year that the Norman's Cove-based company has had to issue a recall after Listeria was detected, though no illnesses have been linked to those recalls.

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume a range of 31 products manufactured by Smith's Snack Service because they may be contaminated with Listeria bacteria.

The company is voluntarily recalling all Smith's Snacks brand products distributed in the province with the UPC code 623858, regardless of their expiration date.

The products affected include meats, sandwiches, cakes and pies.

The agency says it is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall and adds there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the products.

Officials warn the consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis.

A recent outbreak linked to the recall of food products from the Maple Leaf plant in Toronto has lead to the deaths of 17 people.

Smith says he expects his company to be shut down for at least a week as agency inspectors check the facility.

Source: The Canadian Press