Event Update: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Costco Wholesale Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Veggie Patch brand The Ultimate Meatless Burger described here because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The affected product, Veggie Patch brand The Ultimate Meatless Burger, was produced in the United States of America and imported into Canada. See Products tab for specifics on the affected item.
This product was sold between November 24, 2012 to November 29, 2012 in Costco Wholesale warehouses in Canada - Québec, Ontario (Oshawa and Ottawa only), New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. See Hazard tab for more information.
The importer, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., Ottawa, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.For more information consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers: VEGGIE PATCH (manufacturer) at 1-888-807-0765 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Sunday to Saturday, or at email@example.com; CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
Note: This is a CFIA Class I recall (High risk): The CFIA will request a Class I recall for a food product when there is a high risk that eating or drinking that product will lead to serious health problems or death. The CFIA issues a public warning for all Class I recall when the product is available for sale or could be in the consumer’s home.