The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is alerting the public to an egg recall in Quebec by Les Œufs Richard Eggs Inc. due to a possible Salmonella contamination.
There have been "no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products," however.
"Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes should not serve, sell, or use the recalled products," the CFIA says.
For anyone who has recently been to the grocery store, you may want to double-check the items you bought.
Health Canada issued a recall on December 21 for 23 Fresh Express salad products due to "possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination."
Even if the salad doesn't look or smell bad, the government department warned that consuming it can still make you ill.
Health Canada clarified that "the recalled products have been sold in Manitoba and Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories." That means it's possible that we Quebecers didn't get the bad bunch — but it's not for sure.
So, if you want to be on the safe side, you should check your fridge for the following recalled Fresh Express products:
3 Color Deli Coleslaw - Garden (397 grams)
American Salad (312 grams)
Baby Spinach (142 grams)
Chopped Kit Asian (349 grams)
Chopped Kit Southwest (326 grams)
Chopped Kit Sunflower Crisp (315 grams)
Garden Shreds Iceberg (227 grams)
Green & Crisp Salad (312 grams)
Hearts of Romaine (255 grams)
Iceberg Garden Salad (340 grams)
Iceberg Garden Salad (680 grams)
Kit Bacon Caesar (283 grams)
Kit Caesar Salad (278 grams)
Kit Caesar Supreme (298 grams)
Organic Salad Kit Organic Classic Caesar (278 grams)
Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Asian Caesar (272 grams)
Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Avocado Caesar (275 grams)
Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Classic Caesar (266 grams)
Veggie Lover's Salad (312 grams)
If you have any of these products in your fridge, Health Canada advised that you throw them out or return them immediately.
Canadians are told to watch for potential symptoms if they consumed any of the recalled products.
"Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness." If you experience any of these symptoms, the government department said you should contact a doctor ASAP.
“In the past 12 months, the search volume for ‘best brunch in Montreal’ has gone up by a huge 1,588%, showing that Montrealers are big fans of two meals combined,” it continues.
“11.97% of restaurants in this city serve brunch, and they have an average rating of 4.19. Of all the reviews, 53.32% are excellent, compared to the 3.31% that are terrible. We’re suddenly really in the mood for some Canadian bacon.”
“Not only would the late timings be kinder on a delicate stomach, but the meal was also supposed to be a chance to share stories of Saturday night’s ragers – or whatever the 1800s equivalent was – with friends. From this, the modern tradition of brunch was born. Thanks, Guy,” money.co.uk says.
And with demand increasing by 1,730% over the past year, Montreal’s desire for bottomless brunch has seen the greatest increase of anywhere in the world.
Check your fridges, onion eaters! A brand of onions sold in Quebec has been recalled due to possible Salmonellacontamination, which could make you very sick and — in some cases — even lead to death.
On October 22, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced that Gwillimdale Farms was recalling bags of onions in three sizes: 2 pounds (UPC code: 6 28250 41454 7), 3 pounds (UPC code: 6 28250 41455 4) and 5 pounds (UPC code: 6 28250 41456 1).
All of these are products of Mexico.
"Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections," reads the CFIA statement.
But, if you're healthy, it says you might just experience short-term symptoms like fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Over the long term, complications could result in a severe form of arthritis.
This recall has been labelled a "Class 1" hazard meaning "there is a high risk that consuming the food may lead to serious health problems or death."
There are no reported illnesses from these products so far.
If you get sick from consuming these products, go see your doctor. And if you have these products at home, the CFIA says to throw them out or return them to the place where they were purchased.
If your diet contains vegan meat alternatives, like tofu, you may want to check your fridge due to a food recall in Quebec. Quebec company Unisoya is recalling fine herbs organic tofu due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
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According to CFIA, you should be particularly vigilant because food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenesmay not look or smell spoiled.
No illnesses associated with the consumption of this product have been reported so far, but symptoms would include "vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness [and] in severe cases [...] people may die.," CFIA says.
CFIA has categorized this as a "Class 1" hazard, meaning "there is a high risk that consuming the food may lead to serious health problems or death."
If you have this product, the CFIA says you should throw it out immediately or return it to the store where you purchased it. If you think you became sick from eating it, call your doctor.
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