Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 21, 2014 02:47 ET

Food Safety Warning: Helados La Tapatia Brand Frozen Novelties May Be Unsafe Due to Listeria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 21, 2014) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the products described below due to possible Listeria contamination.

The following products have been sold in British Columbia, and may have also been distributed in other provinces.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Helados La Tapatia Choco-Coco 4 oz (113 g) 6 34242 21007 3 all
Helados La Tapatia Coconut 4 oz (113 g) 6 34242 21001 1 all
Helados La Tapatia Cookies 'n' Cream 4 oz (113 g) 6 34242 60007 2 all
Helados La Tapatia Granola 4 oz (113 g) 6 34242 21006 6 all
Helados La Tapatia Mango 4 oz (113 g) 6 34242 21002 8 all
Helados La Tapatia Lemon-Lime 4 oz (113 g) 6 34242 61005 7 all
Helados La Tapatia Pineapple 4 oz (113 g) 6 34242 21003 5 all
Helados La Tapatia Pistachio Almond 4 oz (113 g) 6 34242 21004 2 all
Helados La Tapatia Strawberry Creme 4 oz (113 g) 6 34242 21005 9 all
Helados La Tapatia "Manhattan Tropical" 4 oz (113 g) 6 34242 21008 0 all

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. If the product is in your home do not consume them.

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.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. 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.

Illnesses

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

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Contact Information

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