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Canada-wide vegetable recall

Forty products have possible listeria contamination
National vegetable recall due to possible listeria contamination. Photo: vegetables / Shutterstock

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a food recall of various fresh-cut vegetable products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

A vegetable recall was first issued on Nov.1, which was updated on Nov. 3 to include additional product information.

Most of the recalled products are sold under the Mann's brand, and include everything from Broccoli Cole Slaw to a Kale Beet Blend to Fresh Veggie Noodle Nourish Bowls and many more. Sysco Imperial's Veggie Power Blend is also included, as well as Western Family's Broccoli Slaw and Sweet Kale Salad Kit.

Consumers are advised to check for any recalled product in their homes. Any recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. The agency will continue conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. However, There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumers should not consume the recalled product, as described on the CFIA website.

It is important to note that foods contaminated with listeria may not appear to have anything wrong with them. However, foods contaminated with the bacteria may result in severe illness or even death.

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.

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

This article originally appeared here.