Eat at your own risk: Little Bear Greens may contain Salmonella

The following products are being recalled by J & D Produce Inc., in Canada.

Arugula
Beets
Cilantro
Collards
Curly Parsley
Curly Mustard
Diakon
Dill
Green Swisschard
Kale
Kohlrabi
Methi (fenugreek) leaf
Plain Parsley
Red Swisschard

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Little Bear brand fresh greens listed below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

These fresh greens were sold in bunches tied with a Little Bear band. These products were shipped to Canada from November 30 to December 7, 2010, and sold by various grocery stores thereafter. These products may have been distributed nationally.

Individual bunches do not have a date on the bands. Consumers who may have purchased these fresh greens and are not sure of the dates or brands are advised to contact the place of purchase to see if they have the affected product(s).

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

J & D Produce Inc., Texas, USA, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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