The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling yet another product from supermarket shelves, due to the risk of it being contaminated with Listeria. It is the latest in a line of products that have been recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The agency is warning anybody who purchased Western Family brand Original Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon Nuggets to dispose of them immediately.
In a statement on July 25, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced the recall of Western Family brand Original Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon Nuggets from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Anybody who owns the product is urged not to consume the salmon nuggets, and is advised to throw them out or return them to the store where they were purchased from.
According to CFIA, the product has been sold in Alberta and British Columbia, but could have also been distributed in other provinces or territories. While there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product, the risk of Listeria contamination is serious.
CFIA reports that food that is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell bad, but can still make you ill. Symptoms of the bacteria can include vomiting, nausea, fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.
People with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, and the elderly are believed to be particularly at risk. CFIA also notes that in severe cases of illness, people could die.
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This is the latest product to be recalled due to a Listeria risk, after Ryki brand gouda cheese slices were recalled in Ontario on Wednesday, and Eat Smart’s Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bags were recalled earlier this month. If you have any of these potentially-contaminated products at home, CFIA urges you to dispose of them.
The recall for this product was triggered by the company, and CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation and is verifying that the products are being removed from the marketplace.
If you are concerned about contracting an illness potentially related to a recalled product, you should contact your doctor immediately.