Recall Due to Potential Listeria Contamination: Canada’s Adar brand Schmaltz Herring in Oil
The CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) has announced a recall for Adar brand Schmaltz Herring in Oil due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall was issued after the CFIA found traces of Listeria bacteria during routine food safety testing. The recalled Adar brand Schmaltz Herring in Oil was sold in glass jars with 300g of product. The container is labeled with UPC code 0 62451 00128 9 and Best Before Date 20NO28 20 175.
Consumers are advised to not consume the product; rather dispose of it immediately or return it to their store of purchase for a refund. As of date, no illnesses have been reported due to the contaminated Adar brand Schmaltz Herring in Oil Consumers. Consumers can contact the CFIA regarding any questions over the recall at toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 or by emailing [email protected].
According to the CDC, Listeria monocytogenes is the foodborne illness causing bacteria that causes the infection listeriosis. Listeriosis can be a severe infection for those with weakened immune systems, such as the elderly, children, those with autoimmune disorders, and pregnant women, who are at the upmost risk. In pregnant women, listeriosis often presents as flu-like symptoms, such as a fever, muscle aches, and fatigue. Pregnant women are 10 times more likely to be infected with listeriosis than anyone else and the infection often results in a severe infection in the fetus and even the loss of the fetus. In those that are not pregnant women, listeriosis symptoms include confusion, a stiff neck, loss of balance, fever, muscle aches, and a headache. Symptoms of listeriosis typically develop 1 to 4 weeks after consumption, though cases have presented symptoms as early as one day and as late as 70 days after exposure. If you believe you are suffering from listeriosis, contact your physician immediately for the best course of treatment.