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Nov 13, 2013 03:33 PM

Schwartz' meat with listeria? Recalled...

Available At Home in Ontario, expiry date of Dec 13.

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  1. Oh great! As it happens I had a package with that exact expiry date. I had it a couple of weeks ago, but apparently it can take up to two months for symptoms to occur. So that's fun.

    And it was lousy, too, just to add insult to injury.

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    1. re: Michael N

      just remember these points when you read the article.

      "possible listeria contamination"
      "no reported illnesses"

      so nothing may happen anyways,

      My lotto ticket may be a winner!!

      1. re: youdonut

        Sure, most likely nothing will happen, but now any time I feel even vaguely sick over the next month or two, a little voice in my head will be like "is it the listeria??"

        1. re: Michael N

          If it makes you feel better, I get nauseaus when I hear Celiine Dione sing...

    2. Glad I still get mine direct from the Mother Ship. Unbelievable that such a huge cash infusion results in what I believe is the first contamination report ever for Schwartz's. Shame on the new owners.

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      1. re: Googs

        Shame indeed. Aside from the potential ticking time bomb in my insides, it was a shoddy product that bore almost zero resemblance to what they sell at their restaurant. It was rubbery and oddly spiced. Even by the standards of supermarket-sold pouches of smoked meat it was gross. Compared to real-deal Schwartz's deli it was catastrophically bad.

        1. re: Michael N

          Well to be fair I am sure they never sold at the same volume level before Sobeys came into play
          I went through a box a month ago and found it sub par (I never really liked the original though) compared with the dunn's one sold at CostCo (very nice) kind of odd as the one at Dunn's restaurant is not good. I recall reading somewhere that the bulk production is processed at only two or three processing facilities with different spice level based on the what is sold at stores (I think it was a CH thread for Montreal a while ago)

          1. re: elvisahmed

            Schwartz's is not the producer. You are correct, there are 2 producers for all the different brands.

            1. re: fatpersonpersony

              The grocery store product is made by Les Salaisons Desco Inc.
              Check out their website - they'll make a house brand for anyone...

      2. Oh that's just f**king fantastic, we have a box in the fridge as well

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        1. re: duckdown

          Tomorrow's headline? "Celine Dion poisons Canadians." Almost worth the stomach cramps when you think about it.

          1. re: Googs

            It'd be quite a headline if it was only "Canadians", but its being sold (and potentially poisoning) people in Quebec as well. {;-/)
            Heres the Canadian Food Inspection Agency recall warning

          2. Sobey's has them on sale and I was just about to go grab a box tonight. Even if there's a different expiry date on them I ain't going there after reading what listeria can do.

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            1. re: lister

              With a name like "lister" do you really have to worry? :-)