RECALL: Costco Canada recalls salad kit over listeria risk

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Published February 8, 2024 at 9:56 am

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Costco Canada has recalled a salad kit over potential listeria contamination.

Taylor Farms Mexican Style Street Corn Chopped Salad Kits (Costco Item #1785678) sold at Costco warehouses or Costco Business Centres between Jan. 12 and Feb. 6 are being recalled, according to a post on the Costco website.

The cotija cheese, an ingredient in the salad kit, has a potential contamination of listeria monocytogenes.

The salad 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. They can start three days after eating the contaminated food, according to Health Canada.

In severe cases, the bacteria can spread to the nervous system (the brain, spinal cord and nerves) and cause confusion, headache and loss of balance.

Foodborne outbreaks of listeriosis have mostly been linked to ready-to-eat foods, according to Health Canada. It is widespread in nature, can grow at refrigeration temperatures and can survive in the environment of food processing plants for months to years.

The voluntary recall of the salad kit was initiated by Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc, who produces and supplies cheese products for Taylor Farms.

Costco advises customers not to eat the Mexican Style Street Corn Salad Kit and to return it to a Costco warehouse to obtain a full refund.

For more information on the recall see the Costco website here. For more on listeria, see Heath Canada here.

People can also fill out a webform with Taylor Farms: https://www.taylorfarmsca.com/en/contact-us/
or call 1-855-455-0098.

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