Signature Cafe, Fresh 'n Delicious and Nester's Own brand Caesar Salad products recalled due to Listeria

Starting date:
February 25, 2014
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Buy Low Foods Ltd., Safeway
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8663

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 25, 2014 - Safeway and Buy-Low Foods are recalling Caesar salad products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Alberta and British Columbia (Buy-Low Foods and Nesters Market) and in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan (Safeway and St. Martin's Family Foods).

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Signature Cafe Chicken Caesar Salad 140 g Best Before dates up to and including MR01 0 58200 13145 1
Signature Cafe Chicken Caesar Salad 300 g Best Before dates up to and including MR01 0 58200 13119 2
Fresh 'n Delicious Ceasar Salad 100 g Best Before Dates up to and including FEB 28/14 Starts with 2 06430
Fresh 'n Delicious Ceasar Salad 205 g Best Before Dates up to and including FEB 28/14 Starts with 2 06419
Fresh 'n Delicious Chicken Ceasar Salad 280 g Best Before Dates up to and including FEB 28/14 Starts with 2 06422
Nester's Own Ceasar Salad 100 g Best Before Dates up to and including FEB 28/14 Starts with 2 06430
Nester's Own Ceasar Salad 205 g Best Before Dates up to and including FEB 28/14 Starts with 2 06419
Nester's Own Chicken Ceasar Salad 280 g Best Before Dates up to and including FEB 28/14 Starts with 2 06422

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