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Fresh Express, Dole, PC salad kits recalled in BC due to listeria contamination

Another salad recall has been issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) due to listeria concerns.

On Friday, salad kits from three brands were recalled as part of an outbreak investigation in the US.

They are being taken off store shelves in BC and Alberta because they are made with cheese, which has been recalled by Rizo-López Foods, Inc.

That includes:

  • Fresh Express brand Salsa! Ensalada salad kits

  • Dole Chop Kit - Avocado Ranch

  • Dole Suprême Kit - Southwest Salad

  • President’s Choice Southwest - Salad Kit


<who> Photo Credit: CFIA

On Wednesday, President’s Choice Chopped Mexican-Style Street Corn Salad Kit and Taylor Farms Mexican Style Street Corn Salad Kit (2 pack) were also recalled.

All affected products have best before dates from Jan. 8 up to and including Feb. 22 for the Fresh Express brand Salsa! Ensalada salad kits.

For the Dole salads, it is for products with a best before date from Feb. 6 to Feb. 20 and from Feb. 3 up to and including Feb. 18.

For the President’s Choice salads it is for products with dates up to and include Feb. 18.

Anyone who has the salad kits in their fridge is advised to throw them out or return them to the location where they were purchased.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with this product in Canada.

According to the recall, 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,” the recall warns.

“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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