RECALL: Neilson brand Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

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The Food Recall Warning issued on June 3, 2016 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Saputo Inc. is recalling Neilson brand Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

This recall applies to Neilson brand Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk manufactured by Saputo’s Georgetown, Ontario facility (Plant registration # 1590). The Plant Registration Number “1590” that appear on packages can assist consumers in identifying the affected products.

What you should do
If you think you became sick from eating or drinking a recalled product, call your doctor.
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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.

Background
This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. 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.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Neilson Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk, 1% m.f. 4 L All Best Before dates up to and including JN22 0 66800 00047 3
Neilson Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk, 1% m.f. 2 L All Best Before dates up to and including JN22 0 66800 00042 8
Neilson Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk, 1% m.f. 1 L All Best Before dates up to and including JN22 0 66800 00043 5
Neilson Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk, 1% m.f. 750 ml All Best Before dates up to and including JN22 0 66800 10068 5
Neilson Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk, 1% m.f. 473 ml All Best Before dates up to and including JN22 0 66800 10023 4
Neilson Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk, 1% m.f. 237 ml All Best Before dates up to and including JN22 0 66800 10017 3

(Source: Government of Canada)