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Popular Food Recalled Over Fears Of Contamination By Lethal Bacteria

April 26, 2018

Greenbelt Greenhouse LTD from British Columbia, Canada, has issued a recall for all of their microgreen products after they discovered they were potentially contaminated with listeria. The recall alert was issued on April 25, 2018.


Their products were distributed to Whole Foods stores located in Washington between April 11 and April 24, 2018. The microgreens in question all have a best before date between April 24 and April 30, 2018.

The affected products include their Arugula Microgreens with UPC 8 90082 00012 4, Broccoli Microgreens with UPC 8 90082 00016 2, Fresh Microgreen Mix with UPC 8 90082 00041 4, Sweet & Crunchy Microgreen Mix with UPC 8 90082 00006 3, Spicy Microgreen Mix with UPC 8 90082 00000 1, Pea Shoot Microgreens with UPC 8 90082 00023 0, and their Sunflower Microgreens with UPC 8 90082 00030 8.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture performed a test on the Broccoli Microgreen product that revealed the listeria bacteria. Due to the high risk of contamination, all of their products are being recalled and the plant is being shut down while the cause is investigated.


Listeria is a disease that can be deadly to children, elderly, and immunocompromised individuals. It can also miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women who come in contact with the bacteria. Healthy individuals who become infected suffer from symptoms including diarrhea, stiffness, high fever, severe headache, abdominal pain, and nausea.

If you have any of the affected products, please dispose of them immediately or return them to the store where you purchased them for a full refund. Officials urge you to not eat any of the affected products for your own safety.

If you would like to contact Greenbelt Greenhouse with any questions or concerns, their phone number is 1-519-647-1112. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm eastern standard time. You can also email them at info@greenbeltmicrogreens.ca

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