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Expanded Health Hazard Alert - Certain Ginger Beef Choice brand ready-to-eat products may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
November 16, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Ginger Beef Choice Ltd.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
6864

Advisory details

Ottawa, November 16, 2011 - The public warning issued on November 16, 2011 has been expanded to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Ginger Beef Choice Ltd. (EST 615) are warning the public not to consume certain ready-to-eat products described below because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

All codes of the following products are affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC
Ginger Beef 1 kg 6 65075 22994 9
Pork Dumplings 900 g / 28 pieces 6 65075 22984 0
Special Combo 1 kg 6 65075 22980 2
Special Combo 650 g 6 65075 10203 7
Lemon Chicken 650 g 6 65075 10211 2
Chicken Egg Rolls 570 g / 10 pieces 6 65075 10217 4
Ginger Beef 650 g 6 65075 10201 3
Pork Dumplings 600 g / 18 pieces 6 65075 10202 0
Sweet & Sour Pork 650 g 6 65075 10216 7
Vegetable Fried Rice 650 g 6 65075 10208 2
Honey Garlic Chicken 650 g 6 65075 10223 5
Vegetable Spring Rolls 480 g / 9 pieces 6 65075 10219 8
Gourmet Combo 650 g 6 65075 10222 8
Tokyo Bento brand Teriyaki Beef Bento 450 g 6 65075 17332 7
Tokyo Bento brand Teriyaki Chicken Bento 450 g 6 65075 17331 0
Ginger Beef 400 g 6 65075 17321 1
Pork Dumplings 330 g / 10 pieces 6 65075 17327 3
Lemon Chicken 400 g 6 65075 17326 6
Vegetable Spring Rolls 300 g / 6 pieces 6 65075 31674 8
Special Combo 400 g 6 65075 17307 5
Ginger Beef Combo 400 g 6 65075 17323 5
Lemon Chicken Combo 400 g 6 65075 17324 2
Sweet & Sour Pork Combo 400 g 6 65075 17325 9
Supreme Combo 400 g 6 65075 17330 3
Pork and Vegetable Buns 330 g / 6 pieces 6 65075 69004 6
Chicken Buns 330 g / 6 pieces 6 65075 69005 3
Barbecue Pork Buns 330 g / 6 pieces 6 65075 69006 0
Ginger Beef 5 x 1.82 kg (Bulk) 6 65075 25010 3
Pork Dumplings 8 x 800 g (Bulk) 6 65075 25002 8
Honey Garlic Chicken 5 x 1.82 kg (Bulk) 6 65075 25011 0
Lemon Chicken 5 x 1.82 kg (Bulk) 6 65075 25017 2
Teriyaki Chicken 5 x 1.82 kg (Bulk) 6 65075 25208 4
Sweet and Sour Pork 5 x 1.82 kg (Bulk) 6 65075 25012 7
Sweet and Sour Chicken 5 x 1.82 kg (Bulk) 6 65075 25024 0
Chicken Fried Rice 10 x 1 kg (Bulk) 6 65075 25013 4
Shanghai Noodle 10 x 1 kg (Bulk) 6 65075 25014 1
Vegetable Spring Rolls 16 x 450 g (Bulk) 6 65075 25004 2
Chicken Dumplings 8 x 800 g (Bulk) 6 65075 25006 6

The bulk products listed in the table may be sold from clerk-service counters at grocery stores in various weights and with different UPC codes. Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected product are advised to check with their place of purchase.

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

The manufacturer, Ginger Beef Choice Ltd., EST 615, Calgary, AB, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this 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.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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