G. Brandt Meat Packers Ltd. is recalling “Mini Smoked Farmer Sausage” from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Consumers should check to see if they have the recalled products in their homes. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased, according to a recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

“This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. 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,” according to the recall notice.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.

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

The following products are subject to the recall:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Brandt Mini Smoked Farmer Sausage 0.450 kg 0 773321 204609 2046
Best Before 20JL08
Brandt Mini Smoked Farmer Sausage 0.375 kg 0 773321 204500 2043
Best Before 20JL08
Brandt Mini Smoked Farmer Sausage Various weights N/A 2045
Best Before 20JL08

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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