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

Oct 11 2019, 7:19 am

Gordon Food Service is recalling various Gordon Choice brand frozen, diced chicken 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 products described here, which have been sold nationally.

Anyone who has received the recalled products, and have further transformed or repackaged them, are advised to contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

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

This recall was triggered by the CFIA’s surveillance activities following an investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. Imported diced chicken has been associated with an outbreak investigation, but, at this point, there have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the products identified in this recall warning.

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

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.

The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to further recalls. If other high-risk products are recalled, the agency will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.