Mississauga Shoppers Beware: Neilson Chocolate Milk Recalled


Published June 7, 2016 at 4:57 am


Mississauga shoppers beware — you could stumble upon a tainted chocolate milk product in your local grocery store. 

The Brampton Guardian is reporting that Saputo Inc. has expanded its recall of the Neilson brand Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk due to possible listeria contamination. 

The milk targeted in the recall was manufactured by the company’s Georgetown facility. If your refreshing chocolate beverage’s packaging contains Plant Registration Number 1590, it could be affected. 

You can read more about this specific recall — and the products affected — here

Symptoms of listeriosis include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headaches and neck stiffness. If you are pregnant, elderly or suffering from a weakened immune system, you are particularly at risk. Listeria is especially dangerous for pregnant women — even those who only experience mild, flu-like symptoms — as the infection can harm the fetus. 

According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), illnesses that may be related to the products have been reported.

If you have any of the Neilson brand chocolate milk products mentioned by the CFIA in your fridge, check for that “1590” number and dispose of or return the product. You should also keep an eye out for the number while shopping. 

If you believe you have gotten sick from consuming the product, see your doctor.

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