A salad recall across Canada could affect shoppers trying to get in their greens.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) posted a food recall on Friday, January 7 warning consumers about more than a dozen packaged salads that are not fit for consumption due to possible microbial contamination.
“Dole Canada Company is recalling certain Dole and President’s Choice brand salad products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination,” said CFIA in their recall notice.
The 13 recalled products were sold nationally, so Canadian consumers should double-check their fridges in case they picked up one of these popular bagged salads.
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The recalled products include salad greens and kits under the Dole and President’s Choice labels.
Here’s a list of the affected products:
- President’s Choice Ranch Salad Kit
- President’s Choice Sesame Ginger Salad Kit
- President’s Choice Southwest Salad Kit
- President’s Choice Garden Salad
- President’s Choice Mixed Greens
- Dole Garden Salad
- Dole Very Veggie
- Dole Greener Selection
- Dole American Blend
- Dole Asian Island Crunch Suprême Kit
- Dole Southwest Salad Suprême Kit
- Dole Chop Chop Kit Peppercorn Ranch
- Dole Chop Chop Kit Teriyaki Pineapple
According to CFIA, if your food is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes – a pathogenic bacteria that can cause listeriosis disease – it’s hard to tell because the food might not look or smell off but it can still cause you to become sick.
“Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness,” said CFIA.
If you have one of these salads in your fridge, check with CFIA to learn more.