Eat Smart kale salad bags recalled due to possible listeria contamination

  • Eat Smart kale salad bags recalled due to possible listeria contamination

Eat Smart kale salad bags recalled due to possible listeria contamination

An Eat Smart brand kale salad bag is seen in this undated handout photo.

Kits in 794 gram bags with a date of July 17th 2019 are affected by this recall.

The recall warning from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) applies to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and Ontario.

According to the CFIA, food contaminated with Listeria bacteria may not appear or smell spoiled, but it can still make you seriously ill. If you think you became sick from consuming it, call your doctor.

As of the posting of the recall notice, no illnesses had been confirmed in relation to the implicated salad.

This isn't the first time that an Eat Smart kale salad product has been recalled in Canada recently.

The CFIA said recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. Symptoms include nausea, fever, vomiting, serve headache, neck stiffness, and muscle aches.

The recall was triggered after test results in a food safety investigation, but there have been no reported illnesses associated with this product thus far. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk, they said. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth.