Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 28, 2010 00:45 ET

CFIA-Health Hazard Alert-Voluntary Recall of Little Bear Brand Fresh Greens By J & D Produce Inc.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 28, 2010) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Little Bear brand fresh greens listed below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products are being recalled by J & D Produce Inc., in Canada.

Arugula Beets Cilantro
Collards Curly Parsley Curly Mustard
Diakon Dill Green Swisschard
Kale Kohlrabi Methi (fenugreek) leaf
Plain Parsley Red Swisschard  

These fresh greens were sold in bunches tied with a Little Bear band. These products were shipped to Canada from November 30 to December 7, 2010, and sold by various grocery stores thereafter. These products may have been distributed nationally.

Individual bunches do not have a date on the bands. Consumers who may have purchased these fresh greens and are not sure of the dates or brands are advised to contact the place of purchase to see if they have the affected product(s).

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

J & D Produce Inc., Texas, USA, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp  

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600