Gordon Food Service is recalling Lamb’s Supreme brand Shredded IQF Hash Browns because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The recalled product has been sold in British Columbia, Canada, according to the recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
|Lamb’s Supreme||Shredded IQF Hash Browns||18 lb (6/3 lb)||616003312331
Consumers and retailers, including hotels and restaurants, should not use, sell, serve or distribute the affected product.
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 products 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 products 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.