Canadian officials are warning the public to avoid eating certain microgreens because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
In a recall notice posted May 22, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency reported that Pousses et Cie brand “Mix Spicy Microgreens” that were distributed in Quebec were flagged after test results showed they could be contaminated.
The Canadian agency did not report what volume of product is subject to the recall or what retailers had received it.
Consumers should look for the following label information to determine whether they have the recalled produce in their homes: 75-gram packaged with the UPC number 6 74001 03531 8 and a best-before date of “19MA20061FE05.”
“This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agencytest results,” according to the recall notice. “The CFIA 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 industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.”