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Food Recall Warning - Scotian Gold brand apple slices recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Recall date:
January 10, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Scotian Gold Co-operative Limited
New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
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Recall details

Ottawa, January 10, 2015 - Scotian Gold Co-operative Limited is recalling Scotian Gold brand apple slices that used apples sourced from the United States (US) that are now recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Code(s) on Product
Scotian Gold Tart Apple Slices 300 g 0 61430 00301 6 Best Before 14DE22 to 15JA23
Scotian Gold Apple Snacks to Go! – Sliced Apples – Tart! 454 g 0 61430 22454 1 Best Before 14DE18 to 15JA26
Scotian Gold Apple Slices & Caramel Dip 907 g 0 61430 00907 0 Best Before 14DE18 to 15JA26

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.


This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities related to the recall of Granny Smith and Gala apples exported by Bidart Bros. in the US. 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.


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

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