Pea Shoots Recalled in Canada For Possible Listeria Monocytogenes
Golden Pearl Mushrooms Ltd. (GPM) is recalling pea shoots from the marketplace in Canada because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. They were sold in Alberta and British Columbia at the retail level. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.
The recalled products are all GPM brand name. They include Sweet Pea Shoots, sold in 230 gram packages, with code 10851 and UPC number 6 84469 00008 7; Pea Shoots sold in 100 gram packages, with code 10851 and UPC number 6 84469 00012 4, and Pea Shoots in 455 gram packages, with code 10851 and UPC number 6 84469 00018 6.
The recall was triggered by CFIA test results. A food safety investigation is being conducted, which may lead to the recall of other products.
If you purchased any of these recalled products, do not eat them, even if you plan to cook with them. Throw them away after first wrapping the package in foil or plastic wrap or return them to the place of purchase.
It’s a good idea to clean out your fridge with a mild bleach solution after you discard the pea shoots to kill any bacteria. Listeria can grow at refrigerator temperatures. Freezing temperatures do not kill this pathogen. Wipe down the inside of the fridge and all packages, then rinse and dry. Wash your hands well after cleaning and after handling this product.