Food recalled due to plastic, Listeria contamination, other health risks in Mississauga and Brampton


Published January 22, 2023 at 1:41 pm

Multiple food items and other products have been recalled from Ontario retailers this past week (Jan. 16 to 22), including stores in Mississauga and Brampton and online marketplaces, due to potential health and safety risks.

See below for more information on each recall:

Summer Fresh brand and Compliments Naturally Simple brand hummus

Risk: The product may contain pieces of plastic.

What you should do: Recalled food products should be thrown out or returned to the store they were purchased from. If you think you became sick from eating a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider.

Surface-ripened soft and semi-soft cheeses

Le Fromage au Village - Angelus Soft surface ripened cheese - 200 g

Risk: Possible Listeria contamination. 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.

What you should do: Recalled food products should be thrown out or returned to the store they were purchased from.

Fresh Prep brand Nutty Kale Salad with Goat Cheese and Creamy Maple Dressing

Risk: The product contains sesame which is not listed as an ingredient.

What you should do: Consumers unable to eat sesame products should throw out or return the recalled product to the store it was purchased from.

Lifetime Brand Hot Chocolate Pots

Hot Chocolate Pot

Risk: The hot chocolate pots are mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the metallic paint on the pots can spark, posing a fire hazard.

What you should do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pots and contact Williams-Sonoma for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund plus a gift card.

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