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Food Recall Warning - Rader Farms Fresh Start Smoothie Blend recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Recall date:
January 18, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Costco Wholesale Canada Inc.
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
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Recall details

Ottawa, January 18, 2015 - Costco Wholesale Canada Inc. is recalling Rader Farms Fresh Start Smoothie Blend from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination surrounding the spinach and kale contained in the fruit and veggie blend. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Rader Farms Fresh Start Smoothie Blend 6 Pouches – 8 oz Each Net
Weight 48 oz (1361 g)
8 84038 85148 9

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.


This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

  • Inventure Foods Customer Service, 1-866-890-1004
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