Kale and baby formula recalled

Packages of sweet kale blend sold at Sobeys stores in all provinces except Quebec are subject to recall as of Oct. 30 due to potential contamination by listeria bacteria.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said yesterday that the Compliments brand of sweet kale blend in 255 gram packages with best before dates from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3 are being voluntarily recalled by the company. No illnesses have been reported in connection with eating the product, the agency said.

Consumers who have purchased it should throw it out or return it to place of purchase.

The recall was triggered by CFIA test results and an investigation is underway.

The CFIA also issued a recall Oct. 30 for Parent’s Choice infant formula for babies sensitive to lactose, which was distributed nationally in Walmart stores. The product may be contaminated with cronobacter, a bacteria not normally connected with human illness but which, in rare cases, can cause serious or fatal infections in the bloodstream and central nervous system.

No illnesses have been reported from use of the infant formula and an investigation is under way. There have been three other recalls involving infant formula in recent weeks. Kirkland Signature brand non-GMO infant formula for babies sensitive to lactose, some President’s Choice brand powdered infant formula and President’s Choice brand lower iron milk based powdered infant formula have also been recalled.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with any of those recalls.

More details can be found here.

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