Fresh Express Salsa! Ensalada Salad Kit Poses Listeria Risk

February 10, 2024 Canada

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An urgent recall has been issued for the Fresh Express Salsa! Ensalada Salad Kit, distributed in Alberta and British Columbia, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This microbial contamination poses significant health risks, prompting immediate action to protect consumers.

Recalled Product Details:

  • Brand: Fresh Express
  • Product: Salsa! Ensalada Salad Kit
  • Size: 343 g
  • UPC: 0 71279 30951 4
  • Affected Codes: All Best Before dates from Jan-08-24 up to and including Feb-22-24

Reason for Recall: The recall has been initiated due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the affected salad kit. The product was manufactured using cheese that has been recalled by Rizo-López Foods, Inc. in connection with an outbreak investigation in the United States.

Action Steps for Consumers:

  • Health Concerns: Consumers who suspect they have fallen ill after consuming any of the recalled products are advised to seek immediate medical attention.
  • Check Recalled Products: Individuals are urged to check their refrigerators and pantries for the Fresh Express Salsa! Ensalada Salad Kit with the specified Best Before dates.
  • Do Not Consume: It is imperative that consumers refrain from consuming, serving, using, selling, or distributing any of the recalled salad kits to prevent potential health complications.
  • Disposal or Return: Recalled items should be disposed of promptly or returned to the point of purchase for a full refund.

Symptoms of Listeria Contamination: Consumers are reminded that food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not exhibit any visible or odor-related signs of spoilage. However, consumption of contaminated products can lead to symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Vulnerable populations, including pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems, are particularly at risk.\


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