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Health alert: Canada-wide frozen chicken recall issued after possible listeria contamination

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling a popular frozen chicken product in September 2021 due to possible listeria contamination.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is issuing a recall of a popular frozen chicken product due to possible listeria contamination.

Erie Meat Products Ltd. is recalling Frozen All White Meat Fully Cooked Diced Chicken from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, explains a food recall warning issued Sept. 10.

The CFIA states that all retailers, distributors, manufacturers and food service establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes, should immediately stop serving, using, or selling the recalled product.  

The recalled product was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Possibly National, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.

The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. 

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
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

 

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Photo via Health Canada

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to your supplier.

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.