Gordon Food Service brand diced frozen chicken products have been recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) are warning consumers not to eat the product and distributors, retailers, and food service establishments not to sell or use it.
The recall was triggered by an investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. This investigation may lead to further recalls.
The following products have been recalled:
If other items are found to be contaminated, the CFIA will issue another statement to warn the public.
Listeria monocytogenes may not smell or look spoiled but can make you ill. If you believe you have consumed the recalled product, contact your doctor immediately.
- Persistent fever
- Muscle aches
- Severe headache
- Neck stiffness
People with weakened immune systems, pregnant, or elderly, are particularly at risk if they consume contaminated items.
Infected pregnant women may only experience mild flu-like symptoms, however, the infection can lead to premature delivery or even stillbirth. In much more severe cases infection has also lead to death.
If you have recalled products in your home, the CFIA recommends throwing them out or returning them to the store where they were purchased.
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