recalled Chef Destinations guacamoleH.Y. Louie Co. Ltd. of British Columbia is recalling three brands of fresh guacamole from retailers because tests by the Canadian government found Listeria monocytogenes in the product.
The recall, posted Thursday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), came one day after the “best before” date of March 22 on the implicated guacamole.
recalled Fresh St. guacaoloe labels
Retailers in British Columbia and possibly nationwide received shipments of the recalled guacamole.
Consumers are urged to check their homes for the recalled guacamole. Anyone who has eaten the recalled avocado dip should monitor themselves for 70 days for symptoms of Listeria infection.
Specific products subject to this recall are:
  • Chef Destinations brand, 300-gram containers with the UPC number 7 76525 90905 9;
  • Frankly Fresh Salads brand, 300-gram containers with the UPC number7 76525 90955 4; and
  • Fresh St. brand, 300-gram containers with the UPC number 7 76525 90934 9. 

“Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased,” according to the CFIA notice.

“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.”

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.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products as of Thursday.

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