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Kale recall across British Columbia after possible listeria contamination

On Oct. 30, Sobeys Inc. issued a kale recall of a popular brand from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

 Sobeys Inc. has issued a kale recall of a popular brand. Photo: Canadian Food Inspection AgencySobeys Inc. has issued a kale recall of a popular brand. Photo: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

While you may avoid kale because of its taste, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising aficionados of the leaf cabbage to check their fridges.

On Oct. 30, Sobeys Inc. issued a kale recall of its Compliments brand Sweet Kale Blend from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The recall includes stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan.

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 described below.

Recalled product

19 OC 28

19 OC 31

19 NO 01

19 NO 02

19 NO 03

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Compliments Sweet Kale Blend 255 g 0 68820 13305 6 BEST BEFORE

Kale Recall

 Sobeys Inc. has issued a kale recall of a popular brand. Photo: Canadian Food Inspection AgencySobeys Inc. has issued a kale recall of a popular brand. Photo: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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.