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Crescent brand deli meats recalled in Canada over Listeria


Tony’s Meats Ltd. is recalling Crescent brand pastrami and turkey breast because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The recalled products have been sold in Ontario, Canada, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Recalled products:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Crescent Pastrami 175 g 7 78086 00255 2 22 OC 03
Crescent Turkey Breast – Tuscan Flavoured 175 g 7 78086 00258 3 22 SE 20

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumers should not consume, serve, use, sell or distribute recalled products. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

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.

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