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Silk and Great Value plant-based drinks recalled

Following investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recalled several plant-based drinks after discovering they could be contaminated with listeria.

Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, stated as of July 8, nine confirmed cases of listeriosis have been reported in Ontario as part of an ongoing investigation that is linked to the recalled products. There have been five hospitalizations associated with this outbreak investigation.

The 15 Great Value and Silk products, manufactured by Danone Canada, are not to be sold or served. All are in 1.89 litre packages and 1.75 litre containers with best before dates up to and including Oct. 4, (one with Sept. 27) 2024, with specific UPC codes.

The products include:
Great Value: Almond Beverage Unsweetened Original, Original, Vanilla and
Silk: Almond Beverage Vanilla, Almond and Coconut Unsweetened, Original, Dark Chocolate, Unsweetened, Unsweetened Vanilla, Almond Vanilla, Coconut Original, Oat Original, Oat Vanilla, Oat Dark Chocolate, Oat Unsweetened, Oat Unsweetened Vanilla, Almond and Cashew Unsweetened, Almond and Cashew Unsweetened Vanilla.

Click here for the complete list and UPC codes. 

What you should do
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider.

The CFIA states food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

The median time from exposure to Listeria until symptoms develop is typically two to three weeks, but can be as long as 70 days. Listeriosis usually manifests as mild flu-like illness. Symptoms may start suddenly and include: vomiting, nausea, cramps, severe headache, constipation or fever. More severe illness may result in meningitis and blood infection in newborns and older adults.

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