Quebec – Notice not to consume jerky prepared and sold by Boucherie L & L Boucher – Listeria monocyotgenes


QUEBEC CITY , Feb. 17 2, 2023 /CNW/ – The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), in collaboration with Boucherie L & L Boucher, located at 67, route 104, in Mont-Saint-Grégoire, advises the population not to consume the product indicated in the table below, because this food is likely to contain the bacterium  Listeria monocytogenes . Even if the expiration date of the product has passed, some consumers may have it in their possession.

Product name


Affected batch

« Beef Jerky »


Best before


The product that is the subject of this warning has been offered for sale at the establishment named above only. The product was vacuum packed and sold refrigerated.

The operator is voluntarily recalling the product in question. It has agreed with MAPAQ to issue this warning as a precautionary measure. In addition, people who have this product in their possession are advised not to consume it. They must return it to the establishment where they bought it or throw it away.

Even if the product does not show signs of tampering or a suspicious odor, it could be contaminated with  Listeria monocytogenes bacteria . Consumption of food contaminated with this bacterium can cause listeriosis, a food-borne illness that may cause several symptoms among these: fever, muscle aches, headaches, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Symptoms most often appear between 3 and 30 days after eating the contaminated food, but can sometimes even occur up to 70 days later. In this regard, pregnant women and their unborn child, the elderly, children as well as people with weakened immune systems are considered the most vulnerable.

It should be noted that no case of illness associated with the consumption of this food has been reported to MAPAQ to date.

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