Silk and Great Value plant-based beverages recalled

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a significant recall of a wide range of plant-based beverage products after detecting potential listeria contamination. This sweeping recall affects numerous items from the popular Silk and Great Value brands, which are manufactured by Danone Canada. The contaminated products span a variety of almond, coconut, and oat-based drinks, all packaged in 1.89 or 1.75 litre containers with best before dates through October 4, 2024. The recalled items include familiar flavors like original, unsweetened, vanilla, and dark chocolate across the Silk and Great Value lines. Additionally, a specific 1.89 litre Silk Coconut Unsweetened drink with a best before date up to September 27, 2024 has also been pulled from shelves.

The CFIA is urging all stores across Canada to immediately cease selling, serving, or distributing these potentially hazardous products. Consumers who have any of the recalled items in their possession are strongly advised not to consume them, as food contaminated with the listeria bacteria may not show obvious signs of spoilage. Listeriosis, the illness caused by listeria, can lead to unpleasant symptoms like vomiting, nausea, fever, aches, headaches, and a stiff neck. While most healthy adults may only experience mild discomfort, the infection poses greater risks for vulnerable populations like the elderly, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems. Given the scale and scope of this recall, Canadian shoppers should thoroughly check their refrigerators and carefully dispose of any affected Silk or Great Value plant-based drinks to avoid potential health consequences.


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