The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a recall Thursday for Pinty’s brand oven roasted chicken breast strips due to concerns of listeria contamination.
The recall applies to one kilogram packages with the best before dates “2018 AU 09” and “2018 AU 15.”
The CFIA says that the recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
Symptoms of listeria can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk.
The CFIA warns that 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.
There have been no illnesses reported from consumption of the recalled products so far.