The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a recall of Golden Pearl Mushrooms Ltd. brand pea shoots due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The recall applies to 100, 230, and 455 gram packages of sweet pea shoots, which can be found at stores in Alberta and British Columbia.
Contaminated food may not look or smell spoiled, but it can still make you sick. Symptoms of Listeria 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.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the products so far. The CFIA is conducting further food safety investigations, which may lead to the recall of other products.