The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Direct Plus Food Group, a division of Premium Brands Operating Limited Partnership, are warning the public not to consume the Grimm’s Fine Foods brand Pizza Pack described below because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The following Grimm’s Fine Foods brand product is affected by this alert:
|Product||Size||UPC||Best Before Date|
|Pizza Pack||175 g||0 55898 15316 1||2013 OCT 11|
This product was sold at the following two stores:
- Pemberton Valley Supermarket, Pemberton, British Columbia
- Three Hills IGA, Three Hills, Alberta
There has been no reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
The manufacturer, Freybe Gourmet Foods Ltd., Langley, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.