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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has ordered a product recall due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The CFIA warned in its food recall that Levitts Foods (Canada) Inc. . reminiscent of the compliments brand Smoked Beef Pastrami, which is widely used in Sobeys and FreshCo grocery stores across Ontario, according to the Compliments website.
“The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation that may lead to the recall of other products. When other high-risk products are being recalled, the CFIA notifies the public with updated food recall warnings, “the agency said.
The agency is asking customers to verify that they bought the recalled product or that it is in their home.
“Recalled products should be thrown away or returned to the store where they were purchased,” the agency said.
Foods contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look spoiled or smell, but they can still make you sick, the agency writes. Symptoms may include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle pain, 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 mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can result in premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth. In serious cases of illness, people can die, ”writes the agency.
The CFIA is reviewing the industry’s withdrawal of the recalled product and states that no illnesses associated with the consumption of this product have been reported.
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News – CA – Meat products sold at Sobeys, FreshCo grocery stores recalled because of Listeria fears