Belleisle Farms brand coleslaw is being recalled from the marketplace, due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a news release Wednesday morning, in which it said the coleslaw, produced by Roy Pope and Sons, has been distributed in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
The name of the product is Garden Fresh Cole Slaw, in 227-gram packages with a best before date of 2014-08-19. The UPC is 0 33383 65260 3.
This recall was triggered by CFIA test results.
The CFIA says 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.
The CFIA cautions that 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.