With vegetables and healthy food alternatives being removed from shelves due to a number of contaminations lately, you really can't blame anyone who has decided to stay away from the produce sections of grocery stores.
TL;DR The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling Eat Smart brand Salad Shake Ups "Sweet Kale" for testing positive for Listeria contamination. The Best Before date on the contaminated product is December 3, 2018. The recall is nationwide. More details below.
Just when you think it's safe to eat something fresh again, another recall is announced. Seriously, where are all of our foods coming from? Needless to say, Canadians are already pretty scared to eat anything green right now.
Unfortunately, now is definitely not the time to let go of that fear, as another major recall is taking over the entire country.
For anyone obsessed with kale, you're going to want to double-check what salads you've been buying, because this popular brand has just been confirmed to have a major listeria contamination.
Eat Smart brand Salad Shake Ups has removed their "Sweet Kale" products from stores after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Luckily, no one has come forward yet claiming they've become sick from consuming the product. It's important to note that food that's been contaminated with Listeria can give off no signs it's gone bad, but can lead to infection, flu-like symptoms, and even death.
If you have this product at home, check for a December 3, 2018 Best Before date as this is the affected batch. You can either immediately throw out the dangerous product or return it to the store you bought it from for a refund.
Call you doctor immediately if you've consumed one of these salad products recently and are noticing any symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness.
While the CFIA investigates the company's products, there is a risk of other salads being recalled as well. Stay tuned for more information.
To get more details on this Canada-wide recall as well as others, visit the official CFIA website HERE.