Diced chicken recalled across Western Canada over Listeria contamination

Oct 2 2019, 9:21 am

Gordon Food Service (GFS) has announced a recall on several of its Gordon Choice frozen chicken products.

According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the diced chicken is being recalled from the marketplace “due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.”

The product was distributed across most of Western Canada, including British Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and Yukon.

Gordon Choice chicken isn’t typically found in grocery stores but can often be found at restaurants, hotels, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Anyone that does have the recalled products is asked to contact the CFIA.

The affected products are as follows:

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Code(s) on Product
Gordon Choice Diced Chicken Meat 13mm (1/2”) 80% Dark 20% White 4.54 kg 6552205 / 00620868882046 02/05/19
03/20/19
03/22/19
04/15/19
05/15/19
05/20/19
05/22/19
06/19/19
06/27/19
07/19/19
07/25/19
Gordon Choice Diced Chicken Meat 13mm (1/2”) 60% White/40% Dark 4.54 kg 2610248 / 00620868686262 02/04/19
03/07/19
04/10/19
05/14/19
05/21/19
06/12/19
07/01/19
08/07/19
Gordon Choice Diced Chicken Meat 19mm (3/4”) Mostly Dark 4.54 kg 6552005 / 00620868882060 03/29/19
02/27/19
04/30/19
07/02/19
07/26/19
08/16/19
Gordon Choice Diced Chicken Meat 19mm (3/4”) 60% Dark 40% White 4.54 kg 6552405 / 00620868882053 03/21/19
04/15/19
06/12/19
07/03/19
Gordon Choice Diced Chicken Meat 13mm (1/2”) 60% Dark 40% White 4.54 kg 6552605 / 00620868882039 02/05/19
03/20/19
04/18/19
05/15/19
05/23/19
07/01/19
07/19/19
Gordon Choice Diced Chicken Meat 13mm (1/2”) 100% White 4.54 kg 1055841 / 00620868883098  02/05/19
03/21/19
06/04/19
06/12/19
08/02/19
08/09/19

According to a statement by the CFIA, the recall was triggered because of an investigation into a “foodborne illness outbreak.”

Anyone who believes that they became sick due to the consumption of this product is asked to contact their medical provider.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Food that’s contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make consumers stick. Symptoms include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headaches, and neck stiffness.

Pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are more at risk. The infection can also have a larger effect on pregnant women and can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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