This past Wednesday, Maple Leaf Foods announced that it is expanding a recall on packaged meat products that were manufactured in Toronto at its Bartor Road facility. This recall was taken as a precautionary measure, as some products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Foods contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a food borne illness that can attack the central nervous system and cause gastroenteritis. Individuals with weakened immune systems are particularly susceptible to these medical complications (including young children or infants, the elderly, and pregnant women).
A number of Sure Slice meat products produced at the Barton Road facility tested positive for small traces of Listeria monocytogenes. Maple Leaf Foods has issued a recall of all products produced on two of their manufacturing lines (going back to June 2nd) and is temporarily going to close the plant to ensure that the facility is safe and clean.
If you or someone you know has been injured because of contaminated food products, call the Stevens Point Defective Food Product Attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 715-345-0004 today.