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Health Hazard Alert - Certain LIFEFORCE FOODS brand ALFALFA, SPICY and BROCCO SPROUTS may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
January 28, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Canada Safeway Ltd.
Distribution:
British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7785

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 28, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canada Safeway Limited are warning the public not to consume the LifeForce Foods brand Sprouts described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

All codes of the following LifeForce Foods brand sprouts, product of USA, packaged in plastic clamshell containers of 85 grams, are affected by this alert.

These products have been distributed through Canada Safeway stores in British Columbia only.

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

The importer, Canada Safeway Limited, Calgary, AB, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC
LifeForce Foods Brocco Sprouts 85 grams 8 51042 00400 2
LifeForce Foods Spicy sprouts 85 grams 8 51042 00401 9
LifeForce Foods Alfalfa sprouts 85 grams 8 51042 00402 6

More information

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.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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Media enquiries

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Canada Safeway Limited at 403-730-3511;

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600
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