Health Canada has recalled more salad kit products due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that’s under investigation in the U.S.
On Friday, the federal government issued a recall notice for two Dole salad kits, a President’s Choice product, and Fresh Express kit that use cheese that may be linked to the Listeria outbreak in the south.
The first Dole product recalled is the 319 gram “Chop Kit – Avocado Ranch” product, with best before dates from Feb. 6 to Feb. 20, 2024.
The second Dole product is the 369 gram “Suprême Kit – Southwest Salad,” with best before dates of Feb. 6 up to Feb. 18.
Meanwhile, the 369 gram President’s Choice “Southwest – Salad Kit” has also been recalled for all best before dates up to and including Feb. 18.
Lastly, the 343 gram Fresh Express “Salsa! Ensalada Salad Kit” with best before dates spanning from Jan. 8 to Feb. 22 have also been recalled in Canada.
Anyone who has one of these products should not consume, use, sell, serve, or distribute the salad kits.
The products should either be thrown away or returned to where they were purchased from.
What is Listeria?
Listeria is a foodborne bacterial illness that can cause severe illness, particularly for at-risk groups, including adults over 60, pregnant people and those with weakened immune systems.
In extreme cases, Listeria can also be fatal.
Symptoms include vomiting, nausea, severe headache, persistent fever, neck stiffness or muscle aches.
“Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick,” warns Health Canada.
“Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery.”
Friday’s recalls come after Health Canada issued recalls for other salad kits and bean dips sold across the country earlier in the week.