Notice

This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.

Food Recall Warning - Ajinomoto brand Yakitori Chicken with Japanese-Style Fried Rice recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Recall date:
May 9, 2016
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
10587

Recall details

Ottawa, May 9, 2016 - Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling Ajinomoto brand Yakitori Chicken with Japanese-Style Fried Rice from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

In addition, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. has indicated that some Costco warehouse locations did provide free food samples of the recalled product in recent months.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Ajinomoto Yakitori Chicken with Japanese-Style Fried Rice 1.53 kg BB/MA 16 JL 01 to 17 MA 07 inclusive 0 71757 05642 8

What you should do

If you think you became sick from eating a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was 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 a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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 in Canada associated with the consumption of this product, however, there have been reported illnesses in the United States linked to consuming products manufactured or processed by CRF Frozen Foods, the manufacturer of one of the ingredients.

More information

Ajinomoto Windsor Inc.: Customer Affairs Hotline at 1-855-742-5011, Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (PDT).

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

Product photos

View default format

Yakitori Chicken with Japanese-Style Fried Rice - 1.53 kilograms

Yakitori Chicken with Japanese-Style Fried Rice - 1.53 kilograms

Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600
Date modified: