Wednesday 6 July 2022

FOOD Recalls and Safety Alerts

FOOD Recalls and Safety Alerts are announcements to the public that certain food products are unsafe or dangerous. Instructions are usually provided for disposal or return. 

Product: Drinkable Yogurt

Food - Microbial Contamination - Non harmful (quality or spoilage)

What to do:
Do not use, sell, serve or distribute the affected products
Lao Beijing brand Drinkable Yogurt recalled due to mould.
The recalled products were sold in British Columbia and Ontario.

Additional information
Original published date: 2022-06-30
Alert / recall type: Notification
Category: Food - Dairy
Companies: HZ Foods Inc.

Published by: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Audience: Retail
Recall class: Class 3
Identification number: RA-64321
Canadian Food Inspection Agency ID: 15047

Contact information for Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. 

Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. 

Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. 

In severe cases of illness, people may die.

People with norovirus illness usually develop symptoms of gastroenteritis within 24 to 48 hours, but symptoms can start as early as 12 hours after exposure. 

The illness often begins suddenly. Even after having the illness, you can still become re-infected by norovirus. The main symptoms of norovirus illness are diarrhea, vomiting (children usually experience more vomiting than adults), nausea and stomach cramps. Other symptoms may include low-grade fever, headache, chills, muscle aches and fatigue (a general sense of tiredness). 

Most people feel better within one or two days, with symptoms resolving on their own, and experience no long-term health effects. As with any illness causing diarrhea or vomiting, people who are ill should drink plenty of liquids to replace lost body fluids and prevent dehydration. 

In severe cases, patients may need to be hospitalized and given fluids intravenously.

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