Ottawa, May 20, 2012 - The public warning issued on May 18, 2012 has been expanded to include new salad products, additional codes of previously recalled salads and national distribution.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sobeys Inc. are warning the public not to consume the salads and in-store prepared foods containing lettuce described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
This is a part of the larger expanded recall of retail and foodservice salads initiated by River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC, California, USA with distribution in Canada.
The following salad products bearing Best Before dates 12MA12 to12MA29 (May 12 to 29, 2012) inclusive, are affected by this alert:
|Compliments||Garden Supreme||340 g||68820 10627|
|Compliments||Simply Romaine||454 g||68820 10870|
|Compliments||Harvest Romaine||284 g||68820 10871|
|Compliments||American Blend||340 g||68820 10095|
|Compliments||Coleslaw||454 g||68820 10097|
|Compliments||Garden Salad||340 g||68820 12152|
|Compliments||Garden Salad||680 g||68820 12153|
|Compliments||Italian Blend||284 g||68820 10093|
|Compliments||European Blend||284 g||68820 10094|
|Compliments||Caesar Salad Kit||284 g||68820 10866|
|Compliments||Oriental Salad Kit||382 g||68820 10868|
|Compliments||Santa Fe Salad Kit||326 g||68820 10869|
|Compliments||Spring Mix||142 g||68820 10096|
|Compliments||Baby Spinach||284 g||68820 10098|
|Compliments||Balance Caesar Salad Kit||298 g||55742 51045|
|Compliments||Balance Spring Mix White Balsamic Vinaigrette||213 g||55742 51142|
|Compliments||Balance Spinach Honey Dijon Salad Kit||220 g||55742 51141|
|Sensations||Santa Fe Supreme Salad Kit||333 g||22682 10600|
|Sensations||Asian Supreme Salad Kit||220 g||23682 10597|
|Sensations||Caesar Supreme Salad Kit||295 g||23682 10598|
|Sensations||Spinach Supreme Salad Kit||243 g||23682 10599|
In addition, in-store produced products containing lettuce such as salads, sandwiches or wraps purchased prior to May 20, 2012 from IGA and Sobeys stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Sobeys, Price Chopper, or Foodland stores in Ontario should be discarded and not consumed. These clerk-served foods contain lettuce which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
These products have been distributed nationally.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
The importer, Sobeys Inc., Mississauga, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
For information on Listeria monocytogenes, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/listeriae.shtml.
For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.
To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.
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