Reuven International Ltd brand Natural Proportion Cooked Chicken Meat (Diced) and Sysco brand Natural Proportions Cooked Shredded Chicken recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
August 21, 2019
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Reuven International Ltd
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the product distribution:
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
CFIA reference number:
13169

Last updated:

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 21, 2019 - The food recall warning issued on August, 18, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Reuven International Ltd is recalling Reuven International Ltd brand Natural Proportion Cooked Chicken Meat (Diced) and Sysco brand Natural Proportions Cooked Shredded Chicken from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location 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. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of human illness. Please refer to the Public Health Notice for further details on this active outbreak investigation.

Background

This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. 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 verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Reuven International Ltd Natural Proportion Cooked
Chicken Meat (Diced)
(#15307)
4.54 kg PACKDATE:
01/21/19
907 63572 15307 1
Reuven International Ltd Natural Proportion Cooked
Chicken Meat (Diced)
(#15807)
4.54 kg PACKDATE:
01/21/19
907 63572 15807 6
Sysco Natural Proportions Cooked
Shredded Chicken
(#15885)
4.54 kg PACKDATE:
01/21/19
007 34730 21450 4

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Company information
Reuven International Ltd
Telephone: 416-929-1496
Website: www.reuven.com

Public enquiries
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Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
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