A food recall warning issued on August 18, 2019, has been updated to include additional product information.
This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation after seven people fell ill and six were hospitalized for Listeria illness between November 2017 and June 2019. These cases have now potentially been linked to cooked chicken products.
In addition to recalling Rosemount brand cooked diced chicken meat, the CFIA is recalling Reuven International Ltd brand Natural Proportion Cooked Chicken Meat (Diced) and Sysco brand Natural Proportions Cooked Shredded Chicken from the marketplace due to possible Listeriamonocytogenes contamination.
These products were sold in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories as well.
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
You should check to see if you have recalled products in your home or establishment. If you do, they should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.
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Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but 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 lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth.
In severe cases of illness, people may die.
This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during 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 CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.