Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Recall for Listeria Updated in Canada
The recall for Eat Smart brand Salad Shake Ups in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination has been expanded to include more products. The original recalls were issued on December 4 and 14, 2018. No illnesses have been reported to date in association with the consumption of these products.
These single serve products are ready-to-eat. There is zero tolerance for Listeria bacteria in these types of products. The recalled items are:
• Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups – Tropical Lime in 152 gram packages. The code on the product is Best Before DEC 29 2018 DE 29
112 346 and the UPC number is 7 09351 30197 1.
• Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups – Asian Sesame in 156 gram containers. The code on the product is Best Before DEC 29 2018 DE 29 112 346 and the UPC number is 7 09351 30244 2.
• Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups – Sweet Kale, in 156 gram packages. The code is Best Before DEC 29 2018 DE 29 112 346 and the UPC number is 7 09351 30243 5.
These products were sold nationwide at the retail level.
If you bought any of these items, throw them away in a sealed or double wrapped package. You can take them back to the store for a refund if you prefer. Make sure that you wash your hands well with soap and water after touching these salads.
Then clean out your refrigerator with a solution of 1 gallon warm water to 1 tablespoon liquid chlorine bleach. Listeria bacteria can be difficult to eradicate once it gets established. The bacteria can grow at temperatures below 40°F, and freezing doesn’t kill it.
If you ate these salads you need to watch for the symptoms of listeriosis, which can take 70 days to develop. Symptoms include stiff neck, high fever, muscle aches, vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. If you do feel ill in that time frame, call your doctor.