Certain Greenbelt Microgreens brand microgreens recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
September 22, 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:
Greenbelt Greenhouse Ltd.
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the product distribution:
Consumer
CFIA reference number:
12519

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 22, 2018 - The food recall warning issued on August 25, 2018 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Greenbelt Greenhouse Ltd. is recalling certain Greenbelt Microgreens brand microgreens from the marketplace due to Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers should not consume the recalled products 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 these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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 product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Greenbelt Microgreens Broccoli microgreens 75 g 09/23/18 8 90082 00016 2
Greenbelt Microgreens Radish microgreens 75 g 09/23/18 8 90082 00069 8
Greenbelt Microgreens Spicy micro & lettuce mix 100 g 09/23/18 8 90082 00046 9

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For more information

Greenbelt Greenhouse Ltd.: 1-519-647-1112

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