A significant recall is underway for a number of Smith Snacks products – many of which are sold in stores throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
Health Canada is warning that some Smith Snacks lunch products could be contaminated with listeria. Products include those sold by Smith Snacks. Recalled products for Smith include numerous prepackaged sandwiches and wraps with best-before dates up to, and including, May 11.
According to the the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, there are two separate recalls of prepared convenience store food around the province. Most subs, sandwiches and wraps are being recalled – along with some sweets – all with best before dates up to, and including, May 11.
All recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. Food contaminated with listeria 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. 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. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.