Greenbelt Microgreen products recalled in Washington state
Microgreens produced in Canada and sold in the state of Washington have been recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria. Greenbelt Greenhouse LTD of British Columbia, Canada, has recalled all of its Greenbelt Microgreen products with the best before dates from 4/24/18 to 4/30/18.
The affected Greenbelt Microgreens brand microgreens were distributed to Whole Foods stores in Washington between 04/11/18 and 04/24/2018. The recall was the result of sampling performed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), which revealed that the Broccoli Microgreen contained the bacteria.
Due to the potential risk of contamination the company has ceased the production and distribution of all products as Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the company continue their investigation into the cause of the problem.
The recalled products include 75g packages of Arugula Microgreens, Broccoli Microgreens, Fresh Microgreen Mix, Sweet & Crunchy Microgreen Mix, and Spicy Microgreen Mix. The recall also includes 100g packages of Pea Shoots Microgreens and Sunflower Microgreens. Anyone who has purchased these products should not consume them.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
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