Springwater Packers is recalling its mild pepperonistix because of Listeria contamination.

The contamination was found during testing, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The implicated product was distributed in Ontario.

Consumers can identify the recalled product by looking for the following label information:

  • Brand – Springwater Packers
  • Size – approximately 454 grams
  • UPC number – none
  • Packed on date – 21-06-23

Consumers are warned not to eat the recalled product.

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 product and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten 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 cancer patients with 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.