Sobeys recalls Sweet Kale salad blend

Sobeys recalls Sweet Kale salad blend

Sobeys Inc. has recalled Compliments brand Sweet Kale Blend from stores throughout Canada due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency triggered the recall after it conducted a test on the salad blend, according to a news release from the federal agency. It is conducting a food safety investigation, and is verifying that Sobeys is removing the product from shelves.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall.

According to the bag, the product originated from the U.S. and contains broccoli, green cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale and raddichio. Compliments is a Sobeys’ private label.

The Sweet Kale Blend was sold in these stores, according to a Sobeys news release:

  • West: FreshCo, IGA, Safeway, Sobeys and Thrifty Foods;
  • Ontario: Foodland, FreshCo, Price Chopper and Sobeys; and
  • Atlantic: Coop, Foodland and Sobeys.

The company removed the product from shelves throughout the country on Oct. 30, according to the release.

The 255-gram (9-ounce) bags have a UPC of ) 68820 13305 6 and “best before” dates of Oct. 28, Oct. 31, Nov. 1, Nov. 2 and Nov. 3.