Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 10, 2016 00:32 ET

Food Recall Warning: Ajinomoto brand Yakitori Chicken with Japanese-Style Fried Rice recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) - Product photos are available at

Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling Ajinomoto brand Yakitori Chicken with Japanese-Style Fried Rice from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The recalled product has been sold by Costco warehouse locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

In addition, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. has indicated that some Costco warehouse locations did provide free food samples of the recalled product in recent months.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Ajinomoto Yakitori
Chicken with
Fried Rice
1.53 kg 0 71757 05642 8 BB/MA 16 JL 01 to
17 MA 07 inclusive

What you should do

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

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was 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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- View our detailed explanation of the food safety investigation and recall process


This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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.


There have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of this product, however, there have been reported illnesses in the United States linked to consuming products manufactured or processed by CRF Frozen Foods, the manufacturer of one of the ingredients.

More information

- Ajinomoto Windsor Inc.: Customer Affairs Hotline at 1-855-742-5011, Monday through Sunday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (PDT).


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