Company adds more pork to recall; risk of contamination from Listeria

A food recall warning issued on Sept. 8 has been updated to include additional product information. European Butcher is recalling European Butcher brand Smoked Pork Hock from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The company reported that the product has been sold in Ontario.

“This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings,” according to the CFIA recall notice.

BrandProductSizeUPCCodes
European ButcherSmoked Pork HockVariable (approx. 250 g)VariableBatch #33228
All Best Before dates

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled product and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled product should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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