Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded a recall of salads sold at several well-known grocery stores over Listeria fears.
The food recall warning issued on August 26, 2021 has been updated to include additional product information, according to the CFIA. There are now
This additional information was identified during the CFIA’s food safety investigation.
Curation Foods is recalling Eat Smart brand Chopped Salad Kits from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
“Consumers should not consume the recalled products,” the CFIA said.
Sobeys has already confirmed some of the locations, while
“If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor,” the CFIA said. “Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.”
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, the CFIA said. 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, added the CFIA.
The CFIA is conducting a “food safety investigation,” which may lead to the recall of other products. If other “high-risk products” are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings, it said.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace. Theer have been no reported illnesses as of yet.
Here are photos of some of the recalled products.