The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and King’s Processing Ltd., (Establishment number 514) Alberton, PEI, are warning the public not to consume certain sandwich products because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products affected by this alert include sandwiches, subs, wraps, burgers, breakfast muffins and bagels. For a complete list of the products see CFIA’s press release.
These products are known to have been distributed in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Although there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products, the manufacturer is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).