Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hygaard Recalls More Sub Sandwiches

Updated January 28, 2009
Original article posted January 27, 2009

Hygaard Fine Foods (EST 318, Sherwood Park, Alberta) has recalled two more sub sandwiches, according to a Health Hazard Alert issued today by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The recalled products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Today's recall is an expansion of an initial recall, announced by Hygaard earlier this month.

The following products, distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and the Northwest Territories, were recalled by Hygaard today:

  • Hygaard Lumberjack Sub (312g): UPC #0 65504 49413 7; Best before January 30, 2009
  • Hygaard Little John Sub (387g): UPC #0 65504 49446 5; Best before January 30, 2009
  • Hygaard Mini Pizza Sub family pack (798g): UPC #0 65504 49760 2 and 0 65504 49762 6; Best before March 06, 2009
  • Hygaard Mini Ham Sub family pack (738g): UPC #0 65504 49759 6 and 0 65504 49763 3; Best before March 06, 2009
  • Hygaard Mini Hoagie family pack (822g): UPC #0 65504 49765 7; Best before March 06, 2009

The Best Before dates may appear in different formats – for example, JAN 30, JA 30, or 30 01 09 – on the sandwich label.

Listeria monocytogenes causes mild flu-like or gastrointestinal illness in otherwise healthy individuals. But the elderly, the very young, and people with weakened immune systems or debilitated by a pre-existing illness may suffer very severe – possibly fatal – illness as a result of becoming infected by Listeria monocytogenes. A pregnant woman may transmit the infection to her unborn child, resulting in possible premature birth, stillbirth, or the birth of a seriously ill infant.

Anyone who may have eaten one of the recalled sandwiches and who begins to suffer symptoms of listeriosis should seek immediate medical attention.

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