Food recall warning

Various cooked diced chicken meat products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
September 27, 2019
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Reuven International Ltd, Rosemount Sales and Marketing
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Last updated: 2019-10-11

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 27, 2019 - Industry is recalling various cooked diced chicken meat products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use 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

The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of human illness. Please refer to the Public Health Notice for further details on this active outbreak investigation.


This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) 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
Tip Top Poultry, Inc. Cooked Chicken Meat, Natural Proportion (1/2" Diced) (#15332) 13.64 kg PACK DATE 07/29/19 90763572153323
Reuven International, Ltd. Cooked Chicken Meat (Diced) (#16307) 4.54 kg PACK DATE 07/29/19 90763572163070
Reuven International, Ltd. Mostly Dark Cooked Chicken Meat (Diced) (#18307) 4.54 kg PACK DATE 07/29/19 90763572183078
Reuven International, Ltd. Mostly Dark Cooked Chicken Meat (Diced) (#18507) 4.54 kg PACK DATE 07/29/19 90763572185072
Sysco ½" Cooked Diced Chicken (#16385) 4.54 kg PACK DATE 07/29/19 000 74865 54485 6
Sysco ½" Mostly Dark Cooked Diced Chicken (#18385) 4.54 kg PACK DATE 07/29/19 007 34730 08984 3
AlimPlus Inc. Cooked Diced Chicken Meat – 13 mm – ½" (#16338) 4 kg PACK DATE 07/29/19 90763572163384


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