The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued several food recalls across Canada due to Listeria monocytogenes. The potential contamination risk has affected certain salsa and dip products sold in grocery stores across the country.
The CFIA has recalled the affected items, which include a Fresh Express salsa salad kit and Rojo’s brand black bean dip, after an initial recall in the United States. This product was made using cheese recalled by Rizo-López Foods, Inc. in association with an outbreak investigation in the US.
What You Need To Know: The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled grocery items were sold in Quebec, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Alberta and British Columbia.
Here are all the details regarding the recalled food items:
- Fresh Express Salsa! Ensalada Salad Kit | 343 g | UPC: 071279309514 | Best Before: January 8 to February 22, 2024
- Rojo’s Black Bean Six Layer Dip | 2 x 1.13 g | UPC: 044276018420 | Best Before: Feb 6, 14, 23, and 29 — March 7, 14, and 15
Fresh Express Salsa! Ensalada Salad KitCFIA
What Is Being Done: According to the recall warning page, the CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. Furthermore, the agency is verifying that the industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.
While there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product in Canada, the CFIA has shared the symptoms associated with Listeria contamination.
“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.”
Rojo’s Black Bean Six Layer DipCFIA
What You Need To Do: Per the CFIA, consumers are being urged to contact their healthcare provider if they think they became sick from consuming a recalled product.
Additionally, Canadian consumers should verify if they have recalled products and not consume, serve, sell, use, or distribute recalled products. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.
Keep Reading: The recall also extends to Costco Canada salad kits and President’s Choice salad kits that also include the cheese under recall in the United States. Consumers should also check this list of recently recalled foods across Canada.
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