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2 Major Food Recalls Have Been Announced Across Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has released two public announcements regarding product recalls.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has released two separate food recall statements, one of which is nationwide. The nationwide recall applies to listeria contamination in chicken, the second has been recalled due to mislabelled ingredients.

The first recall was issued earlier this month on August 9th but has since been updated to include additional information. Pinty's brand Italian Style Chicken Schnitzel is being recalled from grocery stores, restaurants and cafeterias across Canada.

Due to possible Listeria contamination, the product should not be consumed and the CFIA urges Canadians who purchased it to return it or throw it away immediately. Listeria can be tasteless and odourless but causes vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. It can have worse effects on those with weakened immune systems.

The second food recall applies only to Alberta and British Columbia. The products in question are Indican brand Tutti Frutti Cake and Mango Fruit Cake, which are sold in these two provinces. Right Choice Products Inc. is recalling the two cakes because they contain egg and sulphites, which are not listed on the label.

This recall was triggered by a consumer complaint after the customer presumably suffered from a reaction from the ingredients. "If you have an allergy to egg or sensitivity to sulphites, do not consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction," the statement reads.

The two products should only be returned or thrown out if they were packed on dates from July 26th 2018 up to and including August 28th 2018.