G. Brandt Meat Packers Ltd. is recalling Brandt brand mini spicy cheese sausage because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is currently conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to more recalls
The product was distributed in Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. The CFIA is verifying that the recalled product is removed from the marketplace.
Consumers are being told not to consume the recalled product.
The recalled product:
|Brandt||Mini spicy cheese sausage||0.375 kg||773321 206306||
So far, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the recalled product
Questions can be directed to the CFIA at 800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.), or 613-773-2342 (local or international).
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 of the 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 product 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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