Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 02, 2010 20:53 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert - Certain T. Marzetti Brand Veggie Dips May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Priority Brands are warning the public not to consume T. Marzetti brand Veggie Dips described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

These products contain hydrolyzed vegetable protein manufactured by Basic Food Flavors, Inc. Las Vegas, Nevada. Basic Food Flavors initiated a recall of the hydrolyzed vegetable protein due to Salmonella contamination.

The following T. Marzetti brands Veggie Dips, products of USA, are affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC Best Before Date
Spinach Veggie Dip 340 g 70200 58843 10AL11F 10AL17F  10AL24F 10AL30F 10MA08F 10JN12F
Southwest Ranch Veggie Dip 340 g 70200 58844 10AL17F
10AL24F
10AL30F
10MA08F
10JN05F
10JN14F

These products have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a food borne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The importer, Priority Brands, Markham, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Photos of the products are available at: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Spinach1.pdf

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers: Priority Brands at 1-866-802-2276;
www. prioritybrands.com

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on the original recall of these products, please refer to the public warning issued by the U.S. manufacturer, T. Marzetti Company, Columbus, Ohio http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm202608.htm

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp 

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit our web site at: www.inspection.gc.ca

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600