CFIA Recalls Sandwiches Contaminated With Listeria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is expanding the list of recalled sandwiches due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The initial recall on December 21 involved 19 sandwiches produced by HQ Fine Foods, an Edmonton-based company.

The recall list has been extended to 36 varieties of sandwiches sold nationally.

The trademarks involved are: Best Value, Fresh and Local, Hygaard, Made To Go, Quality Fast Foods, Quality Fast Food Classics and The Snack Co.

The recalled products all have the expiry date of February 1, 2018, according to the CFIA.

No cases of illness associated with the consumption of these products have been reported. According to the agency, these products should be discarded or returned to the store where they were purchased.

The agency warns that foods contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes do not necessarily have visible spoilage or a suspicious smell, but can still make them sick.

Possible symptoms include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and stiffness in the neck.

Pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.

The full list of products is available on the CFIA website.

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Dean Aker is one of the lead editors for carletonfreepress.com. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. James specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.

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