The public is being warned not to eat a brand of salad sold in several provinces because it may be contaminated with bacteria that causes listeriosis.
Dole Italian Blend Salad from the U.S. is sold in a 283-gram (10 ounce) plastic bag bearing UPC 0 71430 00819 5 and with a best-before date of June 19.
The salad has been distributed in Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said in a statement, adding the salad may also have been distributed in other provinces.
There have been no reports of illnesses linked to eating the product.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which cause listeriosis, may not look or smell spoiled.
Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth.
For more information, consumers and industry can call the food inspection agency at 1-800-442-2342 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday to Friday.