Canada – Smoked Trout Spread – Listeria monocytogenes



Quebec  , August 17, 2020 – MAPAQ, in collaboration with the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal and the Company National Herring Importation Ltd., located at 9820, boulevard Ray-Lawson, in Montreal , advises the public not to consume the product indicated in the table below, because this food is likely to contain the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes .


Product name Format Targeted lot
“Smoked trout spread” 160 g Units sold bearing the use-by date (“best before”) of September 14, 2020

The product that is the subject of this advisory was available for sale at several locations across the province . It was packaged in a clear plastic container with a black plastic lid and was sold refrigerated. The label includes, in addition to the proper name of the product, the words “LA BOUCANERIE”.

The operator is voluntarily recalling the product in question. He agreed with the MAPAQ and the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal to disseminate this notice as a precautionary measure. It should be noted that no case of illness associated with the consumption of this food has been reported to MAPAQ to date.

People who have this product in their possession are therefore advised not to consume it. They must either return it to the establishment where they bought it or throw it away. Even if the product does not show any signs of spoilage or a suspicious odor, consuming food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness that can lead to high fever, severe headache, stiff neck or nausea. In this regard, pregnant women and their unborn children, the elderly, children and people with weakened immune systems are considered to be the most vulnerable.

Additional information

Media relations
Department Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries
and Food
Tel. : 418 380-2100, ext. 3512

Press relations division
Ville de Montréal
Tel. : 514 872-4946

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