Food recall warning

Co-op and Market Town Co-op brands bakery products recalled due to Listeria

Starting date:
March 21, 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:
Federated Co-Operatives Ltd.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8723

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 21, 2014 - Federated Co-operatives Ltd. is recalling Co-op and Market Town Co-op brands bakery products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

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 products from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Co-op California Garlic Bread None Best Before dates up to and including 14 MR 23 0 057316 130112
Co-op Garlic/Cheese Bread 250 g Best Before dates up to and including 14 MR 23 0 057316 073969
Co-op Garlic/Cheese Bread 2 Pk 450 g Best Before dates up to and including 14 MR 23 0 057316 146847
Market Town Co-op Pizza Bread 425 g Best Before dates up to and including 14 MR 23 0 057316 040305

Images

Select thumbnail to enlarge - opens in a new window

Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600