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Compliments Brand Italian Blend Salad Mix may contain Listeria monocytogenes – Where is the FDA on this one?

I got several emails today from irate salami eaters and apologists of the FSIS’s and CDC’s slow recall action. One emailer said I had “sour grapes” for not getting appointed USDA Undersecretary for FSIS – well, perhaps.

So, just to be fair, I thought I would turn my attention to an FDA inspected product – like Salad Mix – grown in the US and shipped to our friends up north. Here is the scoop:

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalls Compliments brand Italian Blend sold in 284 g packages because of Listeria monocytogenes

The public was warned January 16 to not to eat a specific brand of salad mix sold at grocery stores in six provinces due to fears it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said the recall affects Compliments brand Italian Blend sold in 284 g packages with a best-before date of Jan. 18, 2010. The salads have a bar code of 68820 10093 and were sold Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The importer, Mississauga, Ont.-based Sobeys Inc., is monitoring the voluntary recall.

So, who exported it?  Who made the salad FDA? California? Salinas Valley? Arizona?  Tune in.