The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has advised consumers that certain Hygaard brand sub sandwiches may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and have been recalled.
The following sandwiches, sold only in Saskatchewan and northern Alberta, are included in this recall:
- Hygaard Mini Pizza Sub, 140 g: UPC 0 65504 49440 3, Best before February 10, 2009
- Hygaard Little John Sub, 387 g: UPC 0 65504 49446 5, Best before February 10, 2009
The Best before date may appear on the label as FEB 10, FE 10 or 10 02 09.
No illnesses have been reported, but Listeria monocytogenes can cause a life-threatening illness among susceptible populations, including the elderly, the very young, and individuals with weakened immunity. Pregnant women may transmit their infection to their infants in utero, resulting in premature delivery, stillbirth or the birth of an already-contaminated baby.
Any individual who has consumed one of the recalled sandwiches and begins to experience symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection, including mild gastrointestinal or flu-like symptoms, should seek medical advice.