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Greenbelt Greenhouse Ltd Recalls Greenbelt Microgreens Brand Microgreens Because of Possible Health Risk

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Greenbelt Greenhouse Ltd Recalls Greenbelt Microgreens Brand Microgreens Because of Possible Health Risk


Company Announcement Date:
April 25, 2018
FDA Publish Date:
April 25, 2018
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Food & Beverage Safety
Reason for Announcement:
Company Name:
Greenbelt Greenhouse LTD
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Greenbelt Microgreens
Product Description:
Product Description
Microgreen Mix

Company Announcement

Greenbelt Greenhouse LTD of British Columbia, Canada is recalling all Greenbelt Microgreen products with the best before dates from 4/24/18 and 4/30/18 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Greenbelt Microgreen products can be identified by the Greenbelt Microgreen label (which is purple & Green) on the lid of the plastic clamshells which is clear. The best before date can be found on 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.

Greenbelt MicrogreensArugula Microgreens75 g8 90082 00012 4Best Before:
Greenbelt MicrogreensBroccoli Microgreens75 g8 90082 00016 2Best Before:
Greenbelt MicrogreensFresh Microgreen Mix75 g8 90082 00041 4Best Before:
Greenbelt MicrogreensSweet & Crunchy Microgreen Mix75 g8 90082 00006 3Best Before:
Greenbelt MicrogreensSpicy Microgreen Mix75 g8 90082 00000 1Best Before:
Greenbelt MicrogreensPea Shoots Microgreens100 g8 90082 00023 0Best Before:
Greenbelt MicrogreensSunflower Microgreens100 g8 90082 00030 8Best Before:

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was 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.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and WSDA.

If consumers are in possession of these products, they should dispose of or return them to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions may contact Greenbelt Greenhouse LTD at 1-519-647-1112 from Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm EST. Additionally, we can be reached by email at info@greenbeltmicrogreens.ca


  • Greenbelt Microgreens, Fresh Microgreen Mix, 75 gm
  • Greenbelt Microgreens, Pea Shoots, 100 gm 
  • Greenbelt Microgreens, Sunflower, 100 gm 
  • Greenbelt Microgreens, Broccoli, 75 gm 
  •  Greenbelt Microgreens, Spicy Microgreen Mix, 75 gm
  • Greenbelt Microgreens, Sweet & Crunchy Microgreen Mix, 75 gm 
  • Greenbelt Microgreens, Arugula, 75 gm