The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has just recalled one of Eat Smart’s packaged salads because of a potential Listeria contamination.
The CFIA says that the 156-gram packages of Salad Shake Ups – Sweet Kale that have a best before date of December 3rd should be discarded or returned to the point of purchase. Although they have recalled the nationally distributed product, there have been no reported illnesses connected with consuming the salad.
— CFIA – Food (@CFIA_Food) December 5, 2018
They will also be conducting a food safety investigation, which could lead to the recall of other products.
The tough thing is that food contaminated with Listeria might not look or smell as though it has gone bad, but it can cause death in severe cases of the illness. According to the CFIA, symptoms can consist of vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness.
— Dareno Dareno ? (@DarrenMorin) December 5, 2018
Additionally, pregnant women infected with Listeria might only experience mild flu-like symptoms, but it can eventually lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
Lead photo courtesy of the Eat Smart Twitter account.