Kirkland Signature chicken breast strips sold at Costco stores across Canada are being recalled because of the risk of listeria contamination.

The UPC code on the product is 0 96619 70787 4.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency ordered a recall on Thursday of Kirkland Signature brand Grilled Chicken Breast Strips that are marked best before April 13-26.

It warned consumers not to consume the chicken strips because of the risk of listeria, a food-borne bacteria which can cause serious illness in pregnant women, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.

The chicken strips were sold in Costco stores in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, but may also have been sold in other provinces.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the product.