On Sunday, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalled Canada’s Herb brand Red Chili. The CFIA announced that this red chili may be contaminated with Salmonella, a bacteria that could cause severe illness. Since then, Hello Fresh and Chefs Plate, both popular delivery food box companies, have had to issue a food recall warning since some of their meal plan boxes include this ingredient.
Hello Fresh and Chefs Plate are both delivery food box companies that provide service to Canadians throughout the nation. Consumers are able to subscribe to a weekly subscription where meals are delivered to your door with all of the ingredients you need already measured and ready to go for you to create your meal.
Hello Fresh and the CFIA warn consumers that they should not consume the recalled red chili under any circumstances. Although products contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled, they still have a strong chance of making you extremely ill.
Hello Fresh has recalled the red chili in their Coconut Dal meal kit which is dated best before January 29, 2019. If your meal kit includes the code WK190419202P or WK190419204P, CFIA is warning users not to consume this product.
Chefs Plate has recalled the red chili in their Beef Chow Mein meal kit that is either dated before January 19, 2019 or January 22, 2019. It will either contain the code A2 or A4 within the packaging.
If you fall ill from consuming the product the CFIA recommends that you visit your doctor immediately. Symptoms could include fever, headache, vomiting, and abdominal cramps. Some long term complications could even include arthritis.
CIA also warns that young children, pregnant women or the elderly could contract serious and sometimes even deadly infections if they eat these contaminated products.
So far there have been no reported illnesses related to this contaminated product.
Source: Government of Canada Recalls