Canada – Notice not to consume coriander microgreens sold by Les Jardins Picoudi – Salmonella


Quebec September 10, 2020 – MAPAQ, in collaboration with the company Les Jardins Picoudi, in Saint-Robert , is warning the population not to consume the product indicated in the table below, because this food is likely to contain Salmonella bacteria .


Product name Formats CUP Targeted lot
“Coriander microgreens” 75 g 813 526 000 153 3,246

The product that is the subject of this advisory was available for sale at several locations across the province . It was 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 is voluntarily recalling the product in question. He agreed with MAPAQ to disseminate this notice as a precautionary measure. It should be noted that no case of illness associated with the consumption of this food has been reported to MAPAQ to date.

People who have a product 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 product does not show any signs of spoilage or a suspicious odor, it is likely to be contaminated with 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 accompanied by 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.

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