Kale Product Recalled Over Listeria Contamination Concerns

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(ONTARIO) – Do you eat kale? Well, hopefully if you do, and it’s this certain product, you haven’t dipped into it yet. The Canada Food Inspection Agency announced a food recall issued by β€œFresh Taste Produce Ltd.” surroundoung their 794 gram (28 ounce) β€œEat Smart” brand β€œSweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag Kits” due to possible Listeria contamination.

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Below are the details and information provided by the Canada Food Inspection Agency.

  • Recall date: July 9, 2019.
  • Reason for recall:Microbiological – Listeria.
  • Hazard classification:Class 1.
  • Company / Firm:Fresh Taste Produce Ltd.
  • Distribution:New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec.
  • Extent of the distribution:Retail.

Recall details

Ottawa, July 9, 2019 – Fresh Taste Produce Ltd. is recalling certain 794 G (28 OZ) Eat Smart brand Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag Kits from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes 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. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. 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.

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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