Expresco Foods Issues Recall for Chicken Skewer Products That May Be Contaminated with Listeria
Approximately 20,446 pounds of the chicken products are included in the recall
Expresco Foods, Inc. is recalling approximately 20,446 pounds of imported chicken skewer products due to a risk of contamination with listeria monocytogenes.
The fully cooked chicken skewer items were packaged on August 9 and 15, 2017.
The following products are affected:
- 1.31-lb. packages of WEST END CUISINE GRILLED MEDITERRANEAN STYLE CHICKEN SKEWERS HAND-MADE WITH CHICKEN BREAST containing the UPC code 621588314947 and one of the following lot codes: 172562, 172640, 172571 and 172704.
- 1.09-lb. packages of EXPRESCO GRILLED Garlic & Herb CHICKEN SKEWERS containing the UPC code 621588315555 and one of the following lot codes: 172563, 172668, 172669 and 172670.
The recalled chicken skewer products subject to recall bear the establishment number 36 inside the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in the states of Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, and Texas.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, to date.
Consumption of food contaminated with listeria can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside of these risk groups are affected.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
What should consumers do?
Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled chicken skewer products are urged not to consume them. The products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Those with further questions or concerns about this recall can contact Garry Arpin with Expresco Foods at (514) 843-2353.