September 21, 2019

More Frozen Cooked Chicken Recalled In Canada Listeria Outbreak

More frozen cooked chicken has been recalled in Canada in relation to the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has sickened at least seven people. The original recall, issued on August 18, 2019, was for Rosemount brand cooked diced chicken.

More Frozen Cooked Chicken Recalled In Association with Canada Listeria Outbreak

Now, Reuven International Ltd. is recalling its frozen cooked chicken meat, and Sysco is recalling cooked shredded chicken from the marketplace. These products were sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec, and Saskatchewan at the retail level and to hotels, restaurants, and institutions.

The recalled products are Reuven International Ltd brand Natural Proportion Cooked Chicken Meat (Diced) (#15307) in 4.54 kg packages. The UPC number on the product is 907 63572 15307 1, and the code on the product is PACKDATE: 01/21/19. Also recalled is Reuven International Ltd. Natural Proportion Cooked Chicken Meat (Diced) (#15807), also packaged in 4.54 kg packages. The UPC number on that product is 907 63572 15807 6, and the code is PACKDATE: 01/21/19. Finally, Sysco Natural Proportions Cooked Shredded Chicken (#15885), packaged in 4.54 kg packages, is recalled. The UPC number for that product is 007 34730 21450 4 and the code is PACKDATE: 01/21/19.

This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during an investigation into the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. Other products may be recalled; the public will be informed through recall warnings.

If you purchased these products, do not eat them, even if you plan to heat them thoroughly first. The possible risk of cross-contamination exists. Throw them away in a sealed container or take them back to the place of purchase for a full refund.

If you ate any of these products, monitor your health for the symtpoms of listeriosis, which can take up to 70 days to appear. These symptoms include high fever, stiff neck, severe headache, muscle aches, vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea.  Pregnant women may only have a mild illness that seems like the flu, but listeriosis can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and infection in the newborn. If you do get sick, see your doctor.

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