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Warning: Kale Product Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination In Quebec And Other Provinces

How are any of us still alive? Or at least not bent over, cradling our stomachs and begging for our mothers most of the time?

There are measles outbreaks, beaches being shut down, diarrhea parasites and to add to that there is another food recall. This time it's for Eat Smart kale salad bags over concerns of a possible Listeria contamination

If you've bought one of Eat Smart’s Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag Kits you may want to double-check that best-before date

The 794-gram salad bags being recalled have a best-before date of July 17, 2019 and product code: 7 09351 89140 3. So if you see these numbers, the safest bet is to just throw it out. Or possibly return it to the store you purchased it from. 

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Quebec is just one of six provinces the recall affects - the others include Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

READ MORE: Air Quality Warning Issued For Montreal As Smoke From Ontario Wildfires Looms Over Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said the recall was triggered by some of its latest test results, but notes “there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.”

Further testing could lead to a recall of more Eat Smart goods. 

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So what is Listeria? It's just another one of those fun bacterias that cause things like: 

  • Fever

  • Muscle aches

  • Nausea

  • Diarrhea

In extremely severe cases it can affect your nervous system. Being the sneaky bacteria that it is, contaminated food often doesn't look or smell any different. And don't think you can kill those suckers, Listeria can survive your fridge and even freezing

If you think you're experiencing symptoms after eating this product, call your doctor right away or contact Info Sante at 8-1-1

To read the full report by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, click here

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