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Monday, April 6, 2015
Kirkland Signature chicken products recalled
Costco Wholesale Canada is recalling Kirkland Signature brand roasted chicken salad from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The recalled products come in varied sizes, but contain labeling that state the product is best before April 3.
The recall, issued on April 3, was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. While the affected products are suspected of a Listeria monocytogenes contamination, no illnesses have yet been reported.
According to CFIA, the affected products were widely distributed throughout Canada, having been made available in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
CFIA is urging those who purchased the recalled products to not consume them, and to instead dispose of them or return them to the store where the purchase was made.
The Kirkland recall one of several Listeria-related recall of poultry products in Canada since late March.
Sobeys on April 3 recalled various salads containing sliced chicken breast due to suspected Listeria contamination. Those salads were made available in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
A recall was issued for a Lilydale oven roasted chicken breast product on March 25, and on April 1, the recall was expanded to include a Lilydale oven roasted turkey breast product.
CFIA has also not received any reports of illnesses stemming from consumption of the Lilydale or Sobeys products.