Chicken products in health care facilities recalled due to Listeria risk: CFIA

Oct 4 2019, 6:47 am

Certain products containing diced chicken are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of the chicken used.

Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

The products have been sold as indicated in the table below:

CFIA

Imported diced chicken used in these products has been associated with an outbreak investigation. However, at this time, there have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the products identified in this recall.

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, you should call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home or establishment. If you do, they should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled, but it can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.

Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can cause premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth.

In severe cases of illness, people may die.

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) surveillance activities following an investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the public will be notified through updated Food Recall Warnings.