GPM brand has issued a recall of pea shoots in BC and Alberta due to Listeria monocytogenes.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is asking anyone with these pea shoots to throw them out or return them to the store where they were purchased
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Symptoms of Listeria can 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.
Severe cases of the illness can lead to death.
You can’t see, smell or taste Listeria on food so it’s difficult to know if a product is contaminated. To avoid illness, throw away recalled products or return them to the place of purchase.