If you live in the Canadian Maritimes and happen to be a fan of kale and salads (or kale salads), you should check your fridge right now. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) just issued a recall on September 24 for two Randsland Farms Inc. products, their Super Salad Kit and Kale. This is due to possible Listeria contamination. 

Anyone who has recently bought these products in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia should definitely throw them out (or return the products to the store) to avoid getting sick. If you did recently eat any of these products and think you’re starting to feel ill, you should see a doctor right away. 

According to the CFIA, food contaminated with listeria may not look or smell spoiled. If you have recently eaten either of these products, symptoms that you should look out for include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness.

Those who are particularly at risk are pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. In rare cases of severe illness, listeria can be fatal. So far, the CFIA hasn’t found any reported illnesses associated with these Randsland Farms products.

The CFIA is currently conducting a food safety investigation, which could lead to recalling other products. The recall for Randsland’s Super Salad Kit and Kale was triggered by the CFIA’s inspection activities. They will notify the public should other high-risk products be recalled. The CFIA is also verifying that these recalled products will be removed from your grocery shelves.

Randsland Farms is cautioning customers who have bought a 454-gram bag of the Super Salad Kit with UPC code 0 57225 00005 6 and/or a 340-gram bag of Kale, UPC code 0 57225 00006 3.

Back in August 2018, Randsland Farms also had to recall the same Super Salad Kit (with the same UPC code) in the Atlantic provinces. In July this year, Eat Smart’s Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag Kit also had to be recalled across Canada.

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