Franz’s Recalls Certain Meat Products Over Listeria Concerns

Written by admin, December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014 – Residents Advised to Throw Out Recalled Products and Seek Medical Attention if Unwell

The Peterborough Public Health is advising residents that Franz Roessl Holdings Limited has recalled certain ready-to-eat meat products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below:

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Franz’s Smoked Black Bean & Salsa Sausage Variable Packed on 14/DEC/06
Best before 15/JAN/03
Begins with

2 00710

Franz’s Gold Medal Kolbossa Variable Packed on 14/DEC/06
Best before 15/JAN/03
Begins with

2 00711

Residents are advised to check for these recalled products at 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.

The mild form of listeriosis usually begins about one day after eating heavily contaminated food. For the more serious form of the disease, the incubation period is generally much longer: on average about 21 days, but can be up to 70 days after exposure.

Residents experiencing these symptoms after consuming these products are advised to seek medical attention from their healthcare professional.

The Public Health continues to work closely with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to monitor this recall.

Photos of recalled products:

Screen Shot 12-17-14 at 12.10 PM

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.inspection.gc.ca and look under “Latest Recalls” for details about this food product warning.

 

For general food safety information, please visit www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

 

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For further information, please contact:

 

Brittany Cadence

Communications Supervisor

(705) 743-1000, ext. 391