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Updated Food Recall Warning - Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Kit recalled due to E. coli O157:H7
- Recall date:
- December 12, 2019
- Reason for recall:
- Microbiological - E. coli O157:H7
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Company / Firm:
- Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Possibly National, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan
- Extent of the distribution:
Ottawa, December 12, 2019 - The food recall warning issued on December 8, 2019 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
The CFIA is warning consumers not to consume the recalled product described below. This product is not likely to be available at retail stores, but may still be in consumer's homes.
|Fresh Express||Sunflower Crisp
|315 g||0 71279 30906 4||All packages bearing a Best Before date up to and including 07DE19, and a lot code beginning with "Z", and indicating "Salinas" as a source of Romaine lettuce|
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 product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.
This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. 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 Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of human illness. Please refer to the Public Health Notice for further details on this active outbreak investigation.
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