Anyone who has purchased President’s Choice coleslaw should check to see if it is part of a recall due to potential bacterial contamination.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced on December 3 that Loblaw Companies is recalling President’s Choice brand Coleslaw (salade de chou) due to potential Salmonella contamination.
The affected product is sold in 397 gram packages with UPC 0 60383 22267 3 and dates codes of “Best Before 2019 DE 04 - B318005” and “Best Before 2019 DE 04 - B318006”.
The product has been distributed in several specific provinces, including B.C., and may have been distributed nationally.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not appear or smell spoiled but can still cause illness, and anyone who has this product should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase.
Symptoms can include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps, and longterm complication can even include severe arthritis.
While no illnesses have been reported yet linked to this product, anyone who does become sick should contact a doctor.