The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall on Daikon Radish microgreens, made by Goodleaf Farms. The CFIA says that the microgreens may be contaminated with listeria, a bacteria that causes severe illness.
The product is being recalled in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The recalled product is the 75 gram package, including all best before dates up to June 30th.
Here is a photo of the possibly contaminated product, provided by the CFIA:
Goodleaf Farms is a producer of fresh greens in Atlantic Canada. Goodleaf products are sold at Pete's Fine Foods in Halifax, select Atlantic Superstores and all Dominion stores in Newfoundland. They're also available through Gordon Food Service and Juicy Fruit Market.
The CFIA warns that contaminated products may not look or smell unusual, but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.
The CFIA points out that pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. For these people in more vulnerable conditions, listeria poisoning can be fatal.
In this case, in particular, the CFIA claims that no illnesses have been reported. But, the product should be thrown out or returned to the store immediately. The CFIA will be removing the Goodleaf product from the marketplace to protect the public.
To read the full recall statement by the CFIA, click here.