Check your fridge - your kale salad could be getting recalled right now. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a recall notice this week for Eat Smart’s Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag Kit. The kale recall in Canada is due to possible Listeria contamination.
The recall applies to all areas where the salad bag is sold including Ontario, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and Prince Edward Island.
According to the CFIA, food contaminated with Listeria bacteria may not appear or smell spoiled, but it can still make you seriously ill. Symptoms include nausea, fever, vomiting, serve headache, neck stiffness, and muscle aches.
The elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although rare, severe cases of the illness can become fatal.
Thankfully, no illnesses have been reported as a direct result of the recall so far.
Fresh Taste Produce Ltd is cautioning customers who recently purchased the 28-ounce bag of kale salad to look for the UPC code, which is 709351891403.
They also suggest checking the best before date, which is listed as July 17, 2019, to determine whether or not their product is part of the recall.
The CFIA issued the recall after the agency conducted a sweeping food safety investigation, which could eventually lead to the recall of other products.
This isn't the first time that an Eat Smart kale salad product has been recalled in Canada recently. The brand's Sweet Kale Salad Shakeups was recalled for Listeria in December 2018. Later that same month, more Eat Smart Salad Shakeups were recalled for Listeria contamination - Asian Sesame and Tropical Lime.