Certain Reser's Fine Foods brand Cheesy Macaroni Salad may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
October 21, 2013
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Health Hazard Alert
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Reser's Fine Foods Inc.
Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 21, 2013 - The public warning issued on October 5, 2013 has been updated to include an additional product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Reser's Fine Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain Reser's Fine Foods brand Cheesy Macaroni salad, described below, because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

This product has been distributed in Walmart stores.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The manufacturer, Reser's Fine Foods Inc., Beaverton, Oregon, USA, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Reser's Fine Foods Cheesy Macaroni Salad 1.25 kg 2013 NO 02 0 71117 61227 1


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Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this 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. For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.