Sobeys Inc.’s recall of Compliments brand Broccoli Slaw for possible Listeria contamination may shortly be followed by other products. No illnesses have yet been reported that are associated with either this recall or the testing that brought it about.
The 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, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is also verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
Consumers should not consume the recalled product, says the CFIA warning. The Compliments brand Broccoli Slaw in 340 gram packages and was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.
Anyone who becomes sick from consuming a recalled product, should call a doctor. Check for the 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.
Sobeys Inc. is the second largest food retailer in Canada, with over 260 supermarkets operating in Canada and around 1500 under a variety of banners. CFIA is the unit of Canada’s federal government that exists to mitigate risks to food safety.
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