You might want to check your fridge and freezer, because a number of different packaged vegetable products are being recalled across Canada. Dozens of fresh-cut vegetables could be contaminated with Listeria, a kind of bacteria that can cause intestinal infections and lead to nausea, vomiting, headaches and death.
Most of the recalled products are made by Mann's and include things like their Fresh Veggie Noodles, Broccoli Cole Slaw, Riced Cauliflower, Veggie Hummus and California Stir-Fry. Everything included in the recall so far has a listed "best before" date of up to and including Nov. 16, 2019. A full list is available online.
No related illnesses have been reported, and the recall was triggered after a Canadian Food Inspection Agency food safety investigation. Still, food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can make you sick, even if they look or smell fine. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches and neck stiffness.
If you have any of the recalled products in your home or business, throw them out or return them to wherever you purchased them right away. I found a few Mann's products in my fridge last night, and they all ended up in the trash. If you think eating a recalled product made you sick, you should call your doctor.