Pea-shoot and coconut-meat product recalls expand in B.C.

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      Two recent food recalls involving pea shoots and coconut meat sold in B.C. have been expanded to add further products to their lists.

      A food recall warning issued on April 19 for Golden Pearl Mushrooms’ GPM brand Pea Shoots was expanded on April 24 to encompass further products. The products have been distributed in B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan, and possibly nationally.

      The recall was initiated due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

      The additional products all have the code 10851 and include:

      • Sweet Pea Shoots (230 grams) with UPC number 6 84469 00008 7;
      • Pea Shoots (100 grams) with code 6 84469 00012 4;
      • Pea Shoots (455 grams) with UPC number 6 84469 00018 6.

      Anyone who has these products should dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase.  

      Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Severe cases can be fatal.

      Although pregnant women may only experience flu-like symptoms, infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or stillbirth.

      So far, there haven’t been any reported illnesses yet associated with these products being consumed.

      More information about Listeria is available at the Health Canada website.

      Meanwhile, a food recall warning that was issued for Feeding Change brand Young Thai Coconut Meat on April 14 was updated on May 1 to include more products.

      FeedingChange Canada is recalling the product due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

      The products added to the recall list include 454 grams packages with UPC number 0 91037 12927 7 and best-by codes:

      • JUN 01 2020 CM 152181A
      • JUN 13 2020 CM 164181A
      • JUN 14 2020 CM 165181A
      • JUN 18 2020 CM 169181A

      No illnesses have been reported associated with this product being consumed but anyone who becomes sick after eating it should contact their contact.

      Symptoms can include fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea, and long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

      More information about Salmonella is available at the Health Canada website.

      Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes or Salmonella may not appear or smell spoiled but can still make a person ill.

      In other food recall news, a CFIA investigation found 73 Salmonella cases (27 of those in B.C.) linked to Celebrate brand frozen profiteroles (or cream puffs) and eclairs, which are being recalled.

      There are also three active national investigations into Salmonella outbreaks involving frozen chicken products, which include brands such as Janes, Crisp and Delicious, No Name, and Compliments.