Several packaged salads recalled over possible listeria contamination

Dec 22 2021, 3:00 pm

Check your packaged salads, Canada; you might have to throw them out.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a recall of certain Fresh Express brand salad products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination, they announced on December 21.

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CFIA

The following products have been affected, and people are advised to not consume anything from packages bearing lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350.”

  • Organic Salad Kit Organic Sweet Dijon Onion
  • Organic Salad Kit Organic Classic Caesar
  • Iceberg Garden Salad
  • Kit Caesar Supreme
  • Kit Caesar Salad
  • 3 Color Deli Coleslaw – Garden
  • Kit Bacon Caesar
  • Iceberg Garden Salad
  • Spinach
  • Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Asian Caesar
  • Chopped Kit Sunflower Crisp
  • Chopped Kit Southwest
  • Chopped Kit Asian
  • Sweet Butter Salad
  • Garden Shreds Iceberg
  • Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Classic Caesar
  • Veggie Lover’s Salad
  • Green & Crisp Salad
  • Hearts of Romaine
  • American Salad
  • Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Avocado Caesar
  • Baby Spinach

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Barcodes, sizes, and other details about the products can be found here.

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CFIA

The products recalled by Fresh Express Incorporated have been sold in Manitoba and Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

The CFIA advises throwing out the recalled product or returning it to the store you bought it from. Call your doctor if you think you might have gotten sick from eating a recalled product.

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CFIA

“Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick,” officials wrote. “Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.”

They added that pregnant people, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are especially 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,” the recall announcement read.

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