The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), in collaboration with the company Les Jardins Picoudi, in Saint-Robert , is warning the population not to consume the products indicated in the table below, as these foods may contain Salmonella bacteria .
|Product name||Formats||CUP||Targeted lot|
|“Broccoli microgreens”||In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
|In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
The products that are the subject of this advisory were available for sale at several locations across the province . They were packaged in rectangular transparent plastic dishes and sold refrigerated. The label includes, in addition to the proper name of the products, the words “PICOUDI”.
The operator voluntarily withdraws the products in question. He agreed with MAPAQ to disseminate this advice as a precautionary measure. It should be noted that no case of illness associated with the consumption of these foods has been reported to MAPAQ to date.
People who have a unit of these products in their possession are therefore advised not to consume it. They must either return it to the establishment where they bought it or throw it away. Even if the products do not show any signs of spoilage or a suspicious odor, they are susceptible to contamination by Salmonella bacteria.
Consuming food contaminated with this bacteria can cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis can cause very serious infections. In healthy people, it can manifest with symptoms such as high fever, chills, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, or diarrhea, sometimes with blood in the stomachs. stool. Symptoms usually appear 6 to 72 hours after consuming a contaminated food or after contact with an animal carrying the bacteria. Symptoms usually last three to seven days.