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Published On: Mon, Oct 7th, 2013

Reser’s Cheesy Macaroni Salad recalled because of Listeria risk

Beaverton, Oregon food company, Reser’s Fine Foods Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of certain Reser’s Fine Foods brand Cheesy Macaroni Salad due to the risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Reser's Fine Foods brand Cheesy Macaroni Salad Image/CFIA

Reser’s Fine Foods brand Cheesy Macaroni Salad
Image/CFIA

The affected products include the 454 g and 1.25 kg sizes of the product.

These products have been distributed in Walmart stores located in Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and nationally in Loblaw banner stores.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is an important public health problem. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely,persons without these risk factors can also be affected.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness; however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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About the Author

- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He regularly writes about infectious disease news for Examiner.com and administers the Outbreak News section of The Global Dispatch.

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  1. […] Earlier this month, Reser’s Fine Foods  announced a recall of their brand Cheesy Macaroni Salad for the same reason. […]

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