TORONTO -- Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is recalling nine wiener products because they may contain traces of the Listeria bacteria.
The wieners are produced at a Maple Leaf facility in Hamilton, Ont., under the Hygrade, Shopsy's and Maple Leaf brand names.
The company says in a statement there have been no reported illnesses and this is a precautionary measure only.
The best-before dates on the recalled products range from Sept. 8 to Sept. 17. The dates, the number for the Hamilton plant "EST. 611" and Line 1 "L1" are on an inkjet stamp located on the edge of the packaging.
A listeriosis outbreak last summer that was traced to a Maple Leaf plant in Toronto claimed 22 lives across Canada.
Dr. Randall Huffman, the chief food safety officer at Maple Leaf, says in a statement the company is now "ultra-cautious about Listeria."
Huffman said the Hamilton plant has a very strong food safety testing and sanitation program and the Listeria bacteria found in random product samples is at very low levels.
Maple Leaf says the affected wieners are being removed from inventory and store shelves and being returned to the company.
The company also says no other products are affected by the recall.