Recall: Greenbelt Microgreen products sold in Washington

greenbelt microgreens package
Greenbelt Microgreens package. Source: US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Greenbelt Greenhouse LTD of British Columbia, Canada is recalling all Greenbelt Microgreen products due to Listeria contamination concerns.

Greenbelt Microgreen products with ‘best before’ dates between 4/24/18 and 4/30/18 are included in the recall. Products are identifiable by the Greenbelt Microgreen purple and green label on the lid of the clear plastic clamshell packaging. The ‘best before’ date is located at the bottom left corner of the label above the UPC barcode.

The affected Greenbelt Microgreens brand microgreens were distributed to Whole Foods stores in Washington between 04/11/18 and 04/24/2018. They include 75 and 100 gram packages of

  • Arugula Microgreens
  • Broccoli Microgreens
  • Fresh Microgreen Mix
  • Sweet & Crunchy Microgreen Mix
  • Spicy Microgreen Mix
  • Pea Shoots Microgreens
  • Sunflower Microgreens

No illnesses have been reported to date.

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According to a company announcement, the recall is the result of sampling program by Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) which revealed that the Broccoli Microgreen contained the bacteria. Due to the potential risk of contamination the company has ceased the production and distribution of all product as Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.