Food Recall Warning - Avina Fresh Mushrooms brand Sliced Crimini Mushrooms recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Recall date:
August 6, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Avina Fresh Mushrooms Inc.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
9134

Recall details

Ottawa, August 6, 2014 - Industry is recalling Avina Fresh Mushrooms brand Sliced Crimini Mushrooms from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Avina Fresh Mushrooms Sliced Crimini Mushrooms 454 g 205, 206 and 207 8 90445 00137 9

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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 Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. 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.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

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

Media enquiries

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