Recalls issued for salad kits, wraps due to possible listeria contamination

Recalls issued for salad kits, wraps due to possible listeria contamination
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Taylor Farms and President's Choice Mexican-Style Street Corn salad kits with a best before date of up to and including Feb. 19, 2024 have been issued a recall for possible listeria contamination.

Recalls have been issued Canada-wide for two products due to a possible listeria contamination.

Health Canada published the recalls for possible listeria contamination for the Mexican-Style Street Corn salad kits and Southwest Potato, Black Bean, & Egg Wrap.

The Mexican-Style Street Corn salad kits include the President’s Choice and Taylor Farms brands with a best before date up to and including Feb. 19, 2024.

The President’s Choice kits are the 285 gram packs, while the Taylor Farms kits are the two packs of 335 grams.

The recall was triggered by a recall in another country, and Health Canada says there have not been any reported illnesses in Canada.

The southwest wraps that were recalled were distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutions through SK Food Group.

The best before dates on these 234 gram affected products are Feb. 6, 21, March 8, 16, 30, April 16, May 1, 17, 25, and June 4, 2024.

Anyone who thinks they have become ill from consuming a recalled product is encouraged to contact their health care provider.

Health Canada asks people to check if they have recalled products. Anyone in possession of them should not consume, serve, sell or distribute the products, and they should be thrown out or returned to the purchase location.

“Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick,” Health Canada says. “Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.”

Pregnant people, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. A pregnant person may only experience mild symptoms, but an infection does come with a risk of premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth.

In severe cases of the illness, people may die.

Cantaloupe recall ended

A previous recall issued for Malichita and Rudy brand cantaloupes for salmonella infections has ended as of Jan. 29, 2024.

The recall was initially issued on Nov. 1 for the products sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

There were a total of 190 laboratory-confirmed cases related to this outbreak, 20 of which were in B.C., four in Alberta, one in Saskatchewan, 24 in Ontario, 131 in Quebec, two on Prince Edward Island, two in New Brunswick, four in Nova Scotia, and two in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Of those infected, 68 people were hospitalized and nine people died.

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