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This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.

Updated Food Recall Warning - Compliments brand fresh-cut vegetable products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

From: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recall date:
November 1, 2019
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Sobeys Inc.
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan
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Recall details

Ottawa, November 1, 2019 - The food recall warning issued on October 30, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Sobeys Inc. is recalling Compliments brand fresh-cut vegetable products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Compliments Sweet Kale Blend 255 g 0 68820 13305 6 All units sold up to and including October 31, 2019
Compliments Vegetable Platter with a Ranch Dip 680 g 0 55742 53490 0 All units sold up to and including October 31, 2019
Compliments Broccolini 170 g 0 68820 13307 0 All units sold up to and including October 31, 2019
Compliments Cauliettes – Chopped Cauliflower 397 g 0 68820 13254 7 All units sold up to and including October 31, 2019
Compliments Power Green Blend 284 g 0 68820 13304 9 All units sold up to and including October 31, 2019
Compliments Green Beans 340 g 0 68820 10625 8 All units sold up to and including October 31, 2019

What you should do

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

Check to see if you have the 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.


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 the recalled products from the marketplace.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

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