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Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

“Recalled pea shoots sent to more retailers than initially reported”

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reports that pea shoots recalled for Listeria monocytogenes contamination were distributed to more provinces and retailers than originally reported. Freshplaza reported on the recall in an article from 23 April.

Golden Pearl Mushrooms Ltd. recalled its GPM brand Pea Shoots from the marketplace on April 19. At that time the company reported it had shipped the raw pea shoots to only Alberta and British Columbia.

Wednesday, the Canadian government posted an expanded recall reporting distribution may have been nationwide, but for certain includes the province of Saskatchewan in addition to Alberta and British Columbia.

The recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The agency 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 CFIA is verifying that the industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.


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