Microgreens Recalled for Listeria

Greenbelt Greenhouse LTD of British Columbia, Canada is recalling all Greenbelt Microgreen products with the dates from April 24 to April 30. The microgreens are contaminated with the pathogen, Listeria. This virus can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

About Listeria

microgreens recalledA Listeria infection is a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for pregnant women and people with impaired immune systems. Improperly processed deli meats and unpasteurized milk products breed the bacteria. Plus, it can survive refrigeration and even freezing. However, it is rare for healthy people to get a listeria infection, but the disease can be fatal to unborn babies and newborns.

Microgreens Recalled

Canadian grower Greenbelt Greenhouse is recalling microgreens that may be contaminated with Listeria.The company noted that several types of the brand’s microgreens could have the dangerous pathogen. These include arugula, broccoli, fresh mix, sweet & crunchy mix, spicy mix, pea shoots, sunflower, wheatgrass, and spring pea. Also, stores sold these products with expiration dates ranging from April through May of 2018.  According to a release from the company, the problem originated in their greenhouse in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. The company distributed the tainted microgreens to American states Oregon and Washington.

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Greenbelt Microgreens Arugula Microgreens 75 g 8 90082 00012 4 Best Before:
4/24/18
4/30/18
Greenbelt Microgreens Broccoli Microgreens 75 g 8 90082 00016 2 Best Before:
4/24/18
4/30/18
Greenbelt Microgreens Fresh Microgreen Mix 75 g 8 90082 00041 4 Best Before:
4/24/18
4/30/18
Greenbelt Microgreens Sweet & Crunchy Microgreen Mix 75 g 8 90082 00006 3 Best Before:
4/24/18
4/30/18
Greenbelt Microgreens Spicy Microgreen Mix 75 g 8 90082 00000 1 Best Before:
4/24/18
4/30/18
Greenbelt Microgreens Pea Shoots Microgreens 100 g 8 90082 00023 0 Best Before:
4/24/18
4/30/18
Greenbelt Microgreens Sunflower Microgreens 100 g 8 90082 00030 8 Best Before:
4/24/18
4/30/18

Listeria Symptoms

When a person is infected and develops symptoms of Listeria infection, the resulting illness is called listeriosis.

Symptoms of the infection include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Severe headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

A few days after eating contaminated food, symptoms could begin. However, it may take as long as 30 days or more before the first signs and symptoms of infection begin.

If the listeria infection spreads to your nervous system, signs and symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Confusion or changes in alertness
  • Loss of balance
  • Convulsions

Help after a Listeria Infection

When you experience side effects from severe food poisoning, it can have devastating effects on your entire life. A verdict or settlement could also provide compensation for your injuries and damages. The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is currently accepting Listeria infection injury cases in all 50 states. Therefore, if you or somebody you know was injured by an outbreak of Listeria poisoning, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.

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