Various Gordon Choice brand frozen, diced chicken products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes
- Starting date:
- October 1, 2019
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Food Recall Warning
- Microbiological - Listeria
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- Gordon Food Service
- Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
- Advisory details
- What you should do
- Who is affected
- Affected products
- Related AWRs
- Media enquiries
Ottawa, October 1, 2019 - Gordon Food Service is recalling various Gordon Choice brand diced frozen chicken products 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. If you have received the recalled products and have further transformed or repackaged them, you are advised to contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
What you should do
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Check to see if you have the recalled products in your 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.
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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.
This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) surveillance activities following an 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 the recalled products from the marketplace.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC|
|Gordon Choice||Diced Chicken Meat 13mm (1/2”) 80% Dark 20% White||4.54 kg||
|6552205 / 00620868882046|
|Gordon Choice||Diced Chicken Meat 13mm (1/2”) 60% White/40% Dark||4.54 kg||
|2610248 / 00620868686262|
|Gordon Choice||Diced Chicken Meat 19mm (3/4”) Mostly Dark||4.54 kg||
|6552005 / 00620868882060|
|Gordon Choice||Diced Chicken Meat 19mm (3/4”) 60% Dark 40% White||4.54 kg||
|6552405 / 00620868882053|
|Gordon Choice||Diced Chicken Meat 13mm (1/2”) 60% Dark 40% White||4.54 kg||
|6552605 / 00620868882039|
|Gordon Choice||Diced Chicken Meat 13mm (1/2”) 100% White||4.54 kg||
|1055841 / 00620868883098|
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