Taylor Fresh Canada Foods is recalling certain salad kits because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The salad kits were sold nationwide in Canada under two brands, Taylor Fresh and President’s Choice, according to a recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

These products were made using cheese recalled by Rizo-López Foods Inc. in association with an outbreak investigation in the United States.

Consumers can use the following information to determine whether they have the recalled kits.

President’s ChoiceChopped Mexican-Style Street Corn Salad Kit285 g0 60383 03491 7All best before dates up to and including 2024 FE 19
Taylor FarmsMexican Style Street Corn Salad Kit (2 pack)2 x 335 g0 30223 06191 5All best before dates up to and including 24 FE 19

About Listeria infections

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled product and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop. 

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses. 

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.