October 21, 2018

Two Brands of Pea Shoots Recalled for Possible Listeria in Canada

Two brands of pea shoots are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in Canada. No illnesses have been associated with either of these recalled foods to date.

The first recall is for Golden Pearl Mushrooms, recalling GPM brand Pea Shoots. The recalled products are Sweet Pea Shoots in 230 gram packages, with code 11421 and UPC number 6 84469 00008 7; Pea Shoots in 100 gram packages with code 11421 and UPC number 6 84469 00012 4; and Pea Shoots in 455 gram packages, with code 11421 and UPC number 6 84469 00018 6. They were sold in Alberta and British Columbia.

The second recall is for Evergreen Herbs brand Pea Shoots. The recalled product is Pea Shoots in 100 gram packages. The UPC number is 6 25280 50159 9 and they were purchased from May 22, 2018 up to and including June 7, 2018. They were sold in British Columbia, and may have been sold nationally.

If you bought these pea shoots, do not eat them, even if you plan to cook them. Cross-contamination can occur between this product and surfaces in your kitchen. Throw them away in a sealed container, or return them to the store where you purchased them for a refund.

Then clean out your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution to make sure any bacteria are destroyed. Wipe down other food packages, rinse, and dry. Then wash you hands with soap and water.

If you ate this product, watch yourself for the symptoms of listeriosis for the next 70 days. Symptoms 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.

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