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Food agency recalls frozen beans over Listeria concerns

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling a brand of frozen cut green beans over concerns of a possible Listeria contamination.

The product, Stahlbush Island Farms’ Cut Green Beans, is sold in western provinces, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon.

The federal food agency says the product was taken off the marketplace following a recall in another country. While food contaminated with Listeria may not look or smell spoiled, it can still make you sick.

Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.

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So far, there have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of the product.

There have however, been reported illnesses in the United States linked to consuming products manufactured or processed by the same supplier, CRF Frozen Foods.

“The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products,” read a statement on the food agency’s website.

“If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated food recall warnings.”

If you think you’ve become sick from eating a recalled product, call your doctor.

Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.


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