Coleslaw re­called in New­found­land and Labrador over lis­te­ria con­cerns

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial - OT­TAWA, ONT.

Belleisle Foods Ltd. is­sued a re­call of Belleisle Farms-brand coleslaw sold in New­found­land and Labrador due to pos­si­ble con­tam­i­na­tion with lis­te­ria bac­te­ria on Sept. 18.

The af­fected prod­uct was sold in 227gram pack­ages with the code 18SE28 and UPC 0 33383 65269 3.

The Cana­dian Food In­spec­tion Agency (CFIA) is con­duct­ing a food safety in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

So far, there have been no re­ports of any­one be­com­ing ill­ness from eat­ing the prod­uct.

Food con­tam­i­nated with lis­te­ria may not look or smell spoiled but can still make peo­ple sick, ac­cord­ing to Health Canada.

Symp­toms can in­clude vom­it­ing, nau­sea, per­sis­tent fever, mus­cle aches, se­vere headache and neck stiff­ness.

The prod­uct was also re­called in New Bruns­wick, Nova Sco­tia and Prince Ed­ward Is­land.

HEALTH CANADA

Lis­te­ria con­cerns re­sulted in a re­cent re­call for the Belleisle Farms-brand coleslaw.

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