Company recalls fully cooked, frozen chicken for risk of Listeria contamination
Erie Meat Products Ltd. is recalling unbranded “Frozen All White Meat Fully Cooked Diced Chicken” from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Retailers, distributors, manufacturers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not serve, use or sell the recalled product. The recalled frozen chicken may be in possession of establishments because of its long shelf life.
Establishments can use the following information to determine whether they have the recalled frozen chicken on hand.
|None||Frozen All White Meat Fully Cooked Diced Chicken||4.54 kg (2 x 2.27 kg)||8 29810 93710 4||Best Before 22 AL 28|
This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. 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.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.
The company reported distribution details as follows: Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, possibly national, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. People who have eaten any recalled product and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.
Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.
Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.
Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
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