In the past month there has been a ton of food recalls across Canada. With some being more local like the Quebec beer company that kept putting alcohol in their non-alcoholic beer, a lot of recalls have turned out to be Nationwide epidemics.
You'd think major companies would be learning from past mistakes, but unfortunately that's far from what's going on right now since there's now a new food recall that is affecting the entire country.
If you've bought baby spinach recently, you may want to throw it out. The well known produce company Dole has just announced a National recall on it's product "Baby Spinach with Tender Reds".
The recall is due to a possible listeria contamination in the spinach. The effected batch has a best before date of August 4, 2018. The recall was first triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results on the spinach. Other test results are currently in the process of determining whether or not other Dole products are also contaminated with listeria. Until then you'll probably want to buy your greens elsewhere.
Unfortunately there is no way to tell if a product has been contaminated just by looking at it, so it's better safe than sorry. Listeria can cause some pretty severe symptoms such as persistent fever, muscle aches, other flu-like symptoms and even death. If you think you may have eaten this product you'll want to make your way to a doctor as soon as possible.
For more information on Canada's food recalls, visit the CFIA recall page HERE.