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Food recall warning

Certain Sandwiches recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
October 1, 2019
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
A Bis Gourmet
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Last updated:

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 1, 2019 - The food recall warning issued on September 30, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

A Bis Gourmet is recalling certain sandwiches from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of the diced chicken used to make these products.  Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the 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

Imported diced chicken used in these products has been associated with an outbreak investigation, however, at this time, there have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the products identified in this Food Recall Warning.


This recall was triggered by CFIA's surveillance activities following an investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The 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 the recalled products from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
ONroute Chicken Salad Wedge Sandwich White Bread 165 g Best Before Dates
30 SE 1903 OC 19
6 67648 00291 1
A Bis Gourmet Chicken Salad Italian Bun 239 g Best Before Dates
30 SE 1903 OC 19
6 67648 00057 3
ONroute Chicken Salad Rolled Pita 270 g Best Before Dates
30 SE 1903 OC 19
6 67648 00001 6
ONroute Chicken Salad Wedge Sandwich Whole Wheat Bread 165 g Best Before Dates
30 SE 1903 OC 19
6 67648 00312 3
A Bis Gourmet Chicken Salad 294 g Best Before Dates
30 SE 1903 OC 19
6 67648 00119 8
Timothy's Madras Chicken Salad Whole Wheat Pocket 218 g Best Before Dates
30 SE 1903 OC 19


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