Kirkland Signature brand Grilled Chicken Breasts Recalled Over Listeria Contamination

Kirkland Signature brand Grilled Chicken Breasts Recalled Over Listeria Contamination
Kirkland Signature brand Grilled Chicken Breasts Recalled Over Listeria Contamination

Ottawa, March 20, 2014 – Freshouse Foods Ltd. is recalling Kirkland Signature brand Grilled Chicken Breast Strips from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product is known to have been sold in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, but may also have been sold in other provinces.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Kirkland Signature Grilled Chicken Breast Strips 2 x 500 g Best Before APR13-APR26, inclusive 0 96619 70787 4

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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.

Background

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 theCFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

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

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

 

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