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Expanded Health Hazard Alert - Certain RIVER RANCH brand salads may contain Listeria monocytogenes
- Recall / advisory date:
- May 20, 2012
- Reason for recall / advisory:
- Microbiological - Listeria
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Company / Firm:
- J.E. Russell Produce Ltd., Bamford Produce Company Ltd., Freshpoint Vancouver Ltd., Martin's Produce Sales Ltd., SYSCO Calgary, SYSCO Edmonton
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
- 7180, 7179, 7178, 7177, 7176, 7175
Ottawa, May 20, 2012 - The public warning issued on May 19, 2012 has been expanded to include new products and Best Before date codes.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public as well as various importers, distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeteria, hospitals and nursing homes not to serve or consume various salads described below because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
This is a part of the larger recall of retail and foodservice salads initiated by River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC, California, USA with distribution in Canada.
The smaller size retail packages of salads have Best Before dates between 12MAY 2012 - 29MAY 2012. The larger size packages of salads sold to foodservice have Julian dates between 118 - 125. The code date is typically located in the upper right hand corner of the packages.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
The importers listed below are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.
FreshPoint Vancouver, Ltd. BC
J.E. Russel Produce Ltd., Toronto, ON
Martins Produce Ltd., Saskatoon, SK
Sysco Calgary AB
Sysco Edmonton AB
Sysco Regina SK
Sysco Winnipeg MB
Sysco Thunderbay ON
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||UPC|
|River Ranch||American Style Iceberg & Romaine||340 g||45388 60042|
|River Ranch||Angel Hair||283 g||245388 10031|
|River Ranch||Chopped Romaine||283 g||245388 88030|
|River Ranch||Chopped Romaine||6 x 2 lb.||45388-880|
|River Ranch||Classic Garden||454 g||45388 60002|
|River Ranch||Iceberg & Romaine American||340 g||245388 60019|
|River Ranch||Italian Salad||283 g||245388 60020|
|River Ranch||Romaine Garden Blend||283 g||245388 60044|
|River Ranch||Three-Color Cole Slaw Mix||454 g||45388 10046|
|River Ranch||Chopped Iceberg w/Color||6 x 2 lb.||N/A|
|River Ranch||Chopped Iceberg w/Color||4 x 5 lb.||N/A|
|River Ranch||Chopped Lettuce||4 x 5 lb.||N/A|
|River Ranch||Chopped Romaine w/ Liner||6 x 2 lb.||N/A|
|River Ranch||Classic Garden Blend||12 x 1 lb.||N/A|
|River Ranch||Heritage Blend||1 x 3 lb.||N/A|
|River Ranch||Lettuce Separate Salad||4 x 5 lb.||N/A|
|River Ranch||Shred Grn Cabbage||4 x 5 lb.||N/A|
|River Ranch||Shred Grn Cabbage w/Color||4 x 5 lb.||N/A|
|River Ranch||Shredded Lettuce 1/4||4 x 5 lb.||N/A|
|River Ranch||Shredded Lettuce 1/8||4 x 5 lb.||N/A|
|River Ranch||Caesar Salad Kit||284 g||245388 60043|
|River Ranch||Shredded Red Cabbage||4 x 5 lb.||N/A|
|River Ranch||Three-Color Cole Slaw Mix||12 x 1 lb.||N/A|
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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