Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 24, 2013 00:47 ET

Updated Health Hazard Alert: Certain Reser's Fine Foods and Market Pantry Brands Salad Products may Contain Listeria monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 24, 2013) - The public warning issued on October 21, 2013 has been updated to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Reser's Fine Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Reser's Fine Foods and Market Pantry brands salad products described below, because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products, marked with a Best By Date followed by a plant identifier code of 20, are affected by this alert:


Brand
Product Size UPC Best By Date(s)
Market Pantry Coleslaw 425g 0 28919 00240 3 2013 OC 10
Reser's Fine Foods Creamy Spinach Dip 454 g 0 71117 61206 6 2013 OC 17,
2013 OC 30
Reser's Fine Foods Crunchy Coleslaw 425 g 0 71117 18244 6 2013 OC 10
Reser's Fine Foods Crunchy Coleslaw 1.25 kg 0 71117 61225 7 2013 OC 10
Reser's Fine Foods Macaroni Salad 454 g 0 71117 18240 8 2013 OC 23,
2013 NO 26
Reser's Fine Foods Gourmet Potato Salad 1.81 kg 0 71117 00164 8 2013 OC 12,
2013 OC 25,
2013 NO 15
Reser's Fine Foods Gourmet Red Potato Salad 340 g 0 71117 61209 7 2013 OC 12
Reser's Fine Foods Homestyle Potato Salad 454 g 0 71117 61251 6 2013 OC 10
Reser's Fine Foods Macaroni Salad 1.25 kg 0 71117 61322 3 2013 OC 23,
2013 NO 05
Reser's Fine Foods Potato & Deviled Egg Salad 454 g 0 71117 61252 3 2013 OC 12,
2013 NO 15
Reser's Fine Foods Potato & Egg Salad 454 g 0 71117 18243 9 2013 OC 23,
2013 NO 26
Reser's Fine Foods Potato & Egg Salad 1.25 kg 0 71117 61321 6 2013 OC 23,
2013 NO 26
Reser's Fine Foods Potato Salad 454 g 0 71117 18242 2 2013 OC 23
Reser's Fine Foods Potato Salad 1.25 kg 0 71117 61320 9 2013 OC 23,
2013 NO 26
Reser's Fine Foods Red Potato Salad with Dijon 2.27 kg 0 71117 61629 3 2013 OC 15,
2013 OC 28,
2013 NO 18
Reser's Fine Foods Traditional Oil & Vinegar Coleslaw 425 g 0 71117 61254 7 2013 OC 10
Reser's Fine Foods Potato Salad * 3.63 kg 71117 00215 2013 OC 23,
2013 NO 06,
2013 NO 27
Reser's Fine Foods Loaded Baked Potato Salad * 2.27 kg 71117 11586 2013 NO 10
Reser's Fine Foods Regular Coleslaw * 3.18 kg 71117 15124 2013 OC 20,
2013 NO 10
* These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.

These products have been distributed nationally.

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: http://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