Don't eat these saladsMonday, November 04, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY
Updated Food Recall Warning - Various salad products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes
Recall date: November 3, 2013
Reason for recall: Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification: Class 1
Company / Firm: Reser's Fine Foods Inc.
Extent of the distribution: Retail
OTTAWA, ON - November 3, 2013 - The Health Hazard Alert issued on October 22, 2013 has been updated to include additional products and codes.
This additional information was identified through a recall in the United States.
Reser's Fine Foods Inc. is recalling various salad products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following products, marked with a Best Before Date followed by a plant identifier code of 20, are affected by this alert:
For a detailed list of recalled products, including sizes and codes on products, please click here
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products 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 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 a recall in another country.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency 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.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
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