Costco, Sobeys chicken salads recalled for listeria risk
CALGARY – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising consumers against eating Kirkland Signature brand roasted chicken salad and Sobeys in-store prepared salads with sliced chicken breast due to possible listeria contamination.
The Costco product, which contains fully cooked sliced chicken breast, was sold at Costco stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
The chicken salad was sold in various sizes with UPC codes starting with 247321 and 247319 and best before dates up to and including April 3, 2015.
The second recall includes salads sold in Sobeys and IGA stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Those salads included Greek chicken, Caesar chicken, spring mix chicken, ham and chicken, Mandarin chicken, Cobb salad and small Muskoka chicken—all with best before dates up to and including April 5. For full details of the UPC codes affected, visit the CFIA website here.
The CFIA says it’s conducting a food safety investigation in both cases which could lead to other recalls, but says there haven’t been any reported illnesses associated with these chicken salads.
Listeria-contaminated food may not look or smell spoiled but can cause vomiting, nausea, fever, and head or muscle aches. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased, said the CFIA.
Kirkland Signature chicken strips were recalled in March 2014—also for possible listeria contamination.
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