A possible listeria contamination has prompted Costco to recall a product sold in Saskatchewan stores.
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling Ajinomoto brand Yakitori Chicken with Japanese-Style Fried Rice. It says the product was given as free samples in some stores in the past few months.
Along with Saskatchewan, the recalled product was sold in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba.
The recall is for 1.53 kilograms bags with the UPC code 0 71757 05642 8. The bags have a best before date of July 1, 2016 to May 7, 2017.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says recalled items should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were bought. If you have eaten the product and become sick, you’re advised to call your doctor.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headaches and neck stiffness.
The CFIA says the recall was prompted by a food safety investigation being done on a recall in another country. It says it may lead to the recall of other products.