Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 05, 2013 16:44 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert-Certain Reser's Fine Foods Brand Cheesy Macaroni Salad May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 5, 2013) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Reser's Fine Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain Reser's Fine Foods brand Cheesy Macaroni Salad, described below, because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Reser's Fine Foods brand products are affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC Best Before Date
Cheesy Macaroni Salad 454 g 0 71117 18241 5 2013 OC 20
Cheesy Macaroni Salad 1.25 kg 0 71117 61227 1 2013 OC 20

These products have been distributed in Walmart stores located in Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and nationally in Loblaw banner stores.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

The manufacturer, Reser's Fine Foods Inc., Beaverton, Oregon, USA, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page at: http://inspection.gc.ca/food_poisoning.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600