Evergreen Herbs brand Pea Shoots recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
June 7, 2018
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Evergreen Herbs Ltd.
Distribution:
British Columbia, Possibly National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail, Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
CFIA reference number:
12302

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 7, 2018 - Evergreen Herbs Ltd. is recalling Evergreen Herbs brand Pea Shoots from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store 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.

Who is affected

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

Background

This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The 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 products from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC Additional info
Evergreen Herbs Pea Shoots 100 g Purchased from May 22, 2018 up to and including June 7, 2018 6 25280 50159 9
Evergreen Herbs Pea Shoots 1 lb Sold in bulk from May 22, 2018 up to and including June 7, 2018 None Sold only to hotels, restaurants and institutions.

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