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article imageCanada's Wholesome Farms Brand ice cream recalled over Listeria

By Karen Graham     Apr 1, 2017 in Food
Food service organizations in Canada are being warned to not serve Wholesome Farms brand ice cream cups made for multi-national supplier Sysco Corporation because testing showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
According to a notice published by the Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on Friday, Central Smith Creamery of Selwyn, Ontario, recalled its Wholesome Farms brand “Vanilla Sundae Cup” products, based on test results by the federal agency. This is a Class 2 recall.
The recalled ice cream products were distributed in the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and possibly nationwide to hotels, restaurants, and food service institutions such as hospitals and nursing homes.
The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products,” according to the recall. “Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. Food service institutions, such as hospitals and nursing homes, should not serve or use the recalled product.”
The products can be identified by the following label identification:
Individual Wholesome Farms Vanilla Sundae Cups in 115 ml containers with the product code 017032 and no UPC number; and
48-count cases of Wholesome Farms Vanilla Ice Cream Sundae Cups in 115 ml containers with product codes 7382200017032029 and 2/1/17 and a UPC number of 00074865915427.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may look perfectly safe to eat and will not smell or taste bad but it can still make you sick. Those people most at risk for Listeria infections are pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. There have been no reported illnesses at this time, reports Food Safety News.
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