Apio has recalled several products as a precaution after a random sample tested positive for listeria. ( FDA )

Guadalupe, Calif.-based Apio has recalled several Eat Smart salad products after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency informed the company that a random sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

The sample came from a Sweet Kale salad that had a best-before date of Dec. 14.

As a precaution, Apio has recalled items produced on the same day and on the same line as the sample that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, according to a news release posted by the Food and Drug Administration.

“We’re conducting this voluntary recall as a precaution out of consideration for the wellbeing and safety of our customers and consumers, despite the fact that there have been no reported cases of illness,” Brian Zomorodi, vice president of quality and food safety, said in the release. “We continue to be committed to serving consumers with the very best quality product and service.”

The product was shipped to retailers and distributors in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. In Canada, the product was shipped to customers in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

The affected products in the Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups line are:

  • Asian Sesame – UPC 7 09351 30241 1, Lot 112 331
  • Avocado Ranch – UPC 7 09351 30177 3, Lot 112 331
  • Raspberry Acai – UPC 7 09351 30178 0, Lot 112 331
  • Sweet Kale – UPC 7 09351 30240 4, Lot 112 331
  • Tropical Lime – UPC 7 09351 30179 7, Lot 112 331
  • Avocado Ranch/Ranch ET Avocats – UPC 7 09351 30195 7, Lot 112 331
  • Raspberry Acai/Framboises ET Acai – UPC 7 09351 30196 4, Lot 112 331
  • Sweet Kale/Chou Frisé Doux – UPC 7 09351 30243 5, Lot 112 331
 
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