RECALL: Microgreen Products Sold at Whole Foods May Be Contaminated with Listeria
Listeria can cause serious infections in young children, frail, or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems
Greenbelt Greenhouse LTD is recalling all Greenbelt Microgreen products with 'best before' dates ranging from 4/24/18 to 4/30/18 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Greenbelt Microgreen products can be identified by the Greenbelt Microgreen label (which is purple & Green) on the lid of the clear plastic clamshell container. The 'best before' date can be found on the bottom left corner of the label above the UPC barcode.
The affected Greenbelt Microgreens brand microgreens were distributed to Whole Foods stores in the state of Washington between 04/11/18 and 04/24/2018.
No illnesses related to the consumption of these products have been reported, to date.
Risks of Listeria
Listeria is an organism that 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.
What should consumers do?
Consumers in possession of these microgreen products should dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions or concerns about this recall can contact Greenbelt Greenhouse at (519) 647-1112.