Canada: Saputo is recalling chocolate milk due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination and a link to illnesses.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) said it is doing further lab testing to confirm the link but did not reveal details about those sickened.
The recall applies to Neilson brand Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk manufactured by Saputo's Georgetown, Ontario facility.
Sizes 4L, 2L, 1l, 750ml, 473ml and 237ml are affected with all best before dates up to and including June 22 involved.
Affected products have been sold through retail outlets, supermarkets and food service institutions such as restaurants, hospitals, day care centres and nursing homes and have been distributed in Ontario and Québec.
Saputo said it closed the production line on which the recalled product (see list here) was manufactured.
"Although the exact cause of the incident remains undetermined, out of an abundance of caution and because the company puts the public’s health first, Saputo is voluntarily recalling certain Neilson chocolate milk products in the marketplace.
"They have best before dates up to and including June 22. No other Neilson chocolate milk products are affected by this recall. We continue to work closely with CFIA in their ongoing investigation."