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Chicken recall notice

October 4, 2019


Sunnybrook has been made aware that chicken from one of our suppliers has been recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination.

Between July 1 and September 30, 2019, patients and residents at Sunnybrook’s Bayview and Holland Centre campuses were served chicken salad sandwiches that were made using this product, which we have since removed from circulation. Chicken shawarma served by the Druxy’s located in T-wing during this time period is also affected by this recall notice.

Please note that this chicken product was not served through any of our cafeterias or catering services.

What are the symptoms of Listeria infection?

Symptoms of Listeria infection include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, severe headache and painful muscles or joints within three days of exposure. Some infections may become severe and involve the blood or brain up to three months from the date of exposure.

What should I do if I think I have symptoms of Listeria infection?

Contact your primary care provider right away. You can also call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or visit the Health Care Options website to find a doctor near you.

Who is most at risk of developing Listeria infection?

Listeria can cause serious health problems in people who are elderly, pregnant or have weakened immune systems. Listeria does not usually make healthy people sick.

Where can I find more information on this recall?

Please visit the Canadian Food Inspection Association’s or the Public Health Agency of Canada’s websites to learn more.