Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 27, 2013 08:59 ET

Updated Health Hazard Alert: Certain Salad Products From Reser's Fine Foods (Topeka, KS) May Contain Listeria monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 27, 2013) -

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The public warning issued on October 24, 2013 has been updated to include additional products and Best Before dates.

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

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


Brand
Product Size UPC Best Before Dates followed by plant identifier code 20
Market Pantry Coleslaw 425g 6 28919 00240 5 from 2013 OC 10 to 2013 NO 03
Market Pantry Macaroni Salad 454 g 6 28919 00239 9 from 2013 OC 20 to 2013 NO 11
Market Pantry Potato & Egg Salad 454 g 6 28919 00238 2 from 2013 NO 03 to 2013 NO 17
Market Pantry Potato Salad 454 g 6 28919 00237 5 from 2013 OC 20 to 2013 NO 14
Reser's Fine Foods Creamy Spinach Dip 16 oz.
(454 g)
0 71117 61206 6 from 2013 OC 17 to 2013 NO 14
Reser's Fine Foods Crunchy Cole Slaw 425 g 0 71117 18244 6 from 2013 OC 10 to 2013 NO 08
Reser's Fine Foods Crunchy Cole Slaw 1.25 kg 0 71117 61225 7 from 2013 OC 10 to 2013 NO 08
Reser's Fine Foods Gourmet Red Potato Salad 1.81 kg 0 71117 00164 8 from 2013 OC 12 to 2013 NO 15
Reser's Fine Foods Gourmet Red Potato Salad 340 g 0 71117 61209 7 from 2013 OC 12 to 2013 NO 10
Reser's Fine Foods Potato Salad with Deviled Egg 454 g 0 71117 61252 3 from 2013 OC 12 to 2013 NO 15
Reser's Fine Foods Potato Salad with Egg 454 g 0 71117 18243 9 from 2013 OC 23 to 2013 NO 26
Reser's Fine Foods Potato Salad with Egg 1.25 kg 0 71117 61321 6 from 2013 OC 23 to 2013 NO 26
Reser's Fine Foods Traditional Cole Slaw with Oil & Vinegar 425 g 0 71117 61254 7 from 2013 OC 10 to 2013 NO 07
Reser's Fine Foods Cheesy Macaroni Salad 1.25 kg 0 71117 61227 1 from 2013 OC 20 to 2013 NO 18
Reser's Fine Foods Cheesy Macaroni Salad 454 g 0 71117 18241 5 from 2013 OC 20 to 2013 NO 18
Reser's Fine Foods Ranch Pasta Salad with Bacon 454 g 0 71117 61250 9 from 2013 OC 11 to 2013 NO 07
Reser's Fine Foods Potato Salad 454 g 0 71117 18242 2 from 2013 OC 23 to 2013 NO 21
Reser's Fine Foods Potato Salad 1.25 kg 0 71117 61320 9 from 2013 OC 23 to 2013 NO 26
Reser's Fine Foods Macaroni Salad 454 g 0 71117 18240 8 from 2013 OC 23 to 2013 NO 26
Reser's Fine Foods Macaroni Salad 1.25 kg 0 71117 61322 3 from 2013 OC 23 to 2013 NO 21
Reser's Fine Foods Homestyle Potato Salad 454 g 0 71117 61251 6 from 2013 OC 10 to 2013 NO 07
Reser's Fine Foods Potato Salad * 3.63 kg 0 71117 00215 7 from 2013 OC 23 to 2013 NO 27
Reser's Fine Foods Loaded Baked Potato Salad * 2.27 kg 0 71117 11586 4 from 2013 OC 08 to 2013 NO 10
Reser's Fine Foods Cole Slaw * 3.18 kg 0 71117 15124 4 from 2013 OC 08 to 2013 NO 10
Reser's Fine Foods Chicken Salad Dressing* 3.63 kg 71117 14761 2 from 2013 OC 24 to 2013 NO 20
Reser's Fine Foods Macaroni Salad* 3.63 kg 0 71117 00216 4 from 2013 OC 25 to 2013 NO 20
Reser's Fine Foods Four Bean Salad* 3.63 kg 71117 61281 3 from 2013 NO 24 to 2013 DE 15
Reser's Fine Foods Diced Potato with Egg Salad* 3.63 kg 71117 65135 5 from 2013 OC 23 to 2013 NO 26
Stonemill Kitchens Red Potato Salad with Dijon 2.27 kg 0 71117 61629 3 from 2013 OC 15 to 2013 NO 18
* 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.

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