Butternut squash brand recalled in Ontario after testing finds listeria
Nature’s Pick brand cubed butternut squash sold in Ontario, Canada is being recalled because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results.
Nature’s Pick is a brand of produce wholesaler The Produce Counter, based in Mississauga, Ontario.
In an alert on its website, CFIA warns against consuming, using, selling, serving or distributing recalled products.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product, according to the website.
The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation and verifying that the recalled products are being removed from the marketplace. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to location they were purchased.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause vomiting, nausea, fever, muscle aches, severe headaches and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.
Anyone who has eaten recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms in the coming weeks. It can take up to 70 days after exposure for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.
Those who think they may have been sickened by a recalled product should contact their health care provider.