August 22, 2019

Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit Recalled For Possible Listeria

Fresh Taste Products is recalling some bags of Eat Smart Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag Kits in some provinces in Canada because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recalled item.

The recalled product is Eat Smart Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag Kit in 794 gram (28 ounce) packages. The codes on the product are JUL 17 2019 2019 JL 17 2 oo 183. The UPC number is 7 09351 89140 3. The salad kit was sold in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec at the consumer retail  level.

The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. A food safety investigation has been launched, which may trigger the recall of other products. The CFIA is making sure that industry is removing this product from store shelves.

If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard it in a secure garbage can with a lid, or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund.

It’s a good idea to clean out your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution of one tablespoon liquid chlorine bleach to one gallon of warm water after you discard the salad kit. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after cleaning and after you handle this product.

If you ate this product, monitor yourself for the symptoms of listeriosis, the infection caused by this pathogen, for the next 70 days. Symptoms include high fever, stiff neck, severe headache, nauseas, and diarrhea. Pregnant women are especially susceptible to this infection, even if they are only mildly ill. Listeriosis can cause miscarriage and stillbirth, and  the infection can be passed to the newborn. If you do feel ill, see your doctor.

Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit Recalled For Possible Listeria

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