B.C. food recalls: Frozen cooked chicken, mushrooms, bread, and vegetarian prawns

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      A number of food products sold in B.C. are undergoing recalls either for undeclared allergens or possible contamination with disease-causing bacteria.

      Anyone who has any of the specific products listed below should dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase.

      Bread

      A bakery in Metro Vancouver is recalling one of its bread products due to an undeclared allergen among its ingredients.

      North Vancouver’s Westview Bakery is recalling its Crosta Bread (Mulitgrain) sold in 650 grams with UPC 7 18122 54172 0 and includes all codes for products that do not have sesame declared on the label.

      This product was sold in B.C.

      Anyone with allergies to sesame should not consume this product as it may cause a reaction.

      Canadian Food Inspection Agency

      Chicken

      On September 10, Erie Meat Products began recalling its no-name Frozen All White Meat Fully Cooked Diced Chicken due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall was initiated due to test results from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).  

      The recalled product is sold in 4.54 kilograms (2 x 2.27 kilograms) with UPC 8 29810 93710 4 and “Best Before 22 AL 28”.

      It was sold in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and possibly nationally. There weren’t any reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product as of September 10.

      Then on September 17, the recall expanded to include another frozen chicken product from Erie Meat Products.

      Canadian Food Inspection Agency

      During the CFIA investigation, the company’s Silver Maple brand Frozen All White Meat Fully Cooked Diced Chicken was also identified as having potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

      The affected product is sold in 4.54 kilograms (2 x 2.27 kilograms) with UPC 8 29810 93711 1 and “Best Before 22 AL 28”.

      Retailers, distributors, manufacturers, hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, nursing homes, and other food-service establishments should not use, serve, or sell these specified products.

      Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes might not appear or smell spoiled but can make a person ill.

      Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Severe cases can be fatal.

      Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom
      Canadian Food Inspection Agency

      Mushrooms

      Previously, T-Brother Food and Trading launched a recall for its Soo brand Enoki Mushrooms from South Korea on August 30 for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

      As of September 16, Covic International Trading Inc. has been recalling uts Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom from South Korea also due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

      The affected product was sold in B.C. and Alberta, and is sold in 200 gram packages with UPC  8 807076 000321 and code CE 158D.

      Vege Supreme Fried Prawn
      Vegefarm

      Vegetarian prawns

      Previously, Global Vegetarian Foods Corp. began recalling Richmond’s Happy Veggie World brand Vege Fried Prawn in B.C. due to undeclared egg.

      The recall has since expanded, and the company is now recalling its Vegefarm brand Vege Supreme Fried Prawn (3000 grams) with UPC 4 713224 371240 (with all codes where egg isn’t declared on the label).   

      This product was sold in B.C, Alberta, and Ontario.

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