Possibly tainted salad kits being recalled in Ontario

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Published February 9, 2024 at 5:22 pm

Possibly tainted salad kits being recalled in Ontario

A popular bagged salad mix has been recalled over worries it may get people sick.

Fresh Express brand Salsa! Ensalada Salad Kit is being taken off shelves due to the potential of it carrying listeria monocytogenes.

The affected product was made using cheese recalled by Rizo-Lopez Foods Inc., which is undergoing an outbreak investigation in the U.S.

Here’s the advice being given to consumers by Health Canada, which triggered the recall:

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider
  • Check to see if you have recalled products
  • Do not consume, serve, use, sell, or distribute recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were 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.

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