Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 08, 2010 23:28 ET

CFIA: Various Foods Containing Hydrolysed Vegetable Proteins (HVP) Recalled by Basic Food Flavors Inc. may Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the foods described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. These foods contain dry powder and paste Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (HVP) ingredients which have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada by Basic Food Flavors Inc. due to Salmonella contamination.

This is an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to identify and remove all affected products imported into Canada from the U.S. The CFIA is also working with Canadian manufacturers to recall foods containing affected HVP ingredients. As more products are identified, the CFIA will continue to update its list of recalled products.

The following foods, manufactured in Canada, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Code
Family's Best Smokey Bacon Potato Chips 140 g 7 75284 14018 5 Various
No Name Onion Recipe and Soup Mix 160 g
(4 pouches, 40 g each)
0 60383 65353 8 221L14
221L24
222L14
222L24
No Name Cream of Leek Soup  Mix 77 g 0 60383 75573 7 318K3A
Compliments Onion Soup Mix - Value 160 g
(4 pouches x 40 g)
0 67257 11540 6 BB/MA
11 AUG 18
BB/MA
11 AUG 19
BB/MA
11 AUG 08

The following food, manufactured in the U.S., is affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Code
Quaker Crispy Minis Rice Cakes -Savoury Tomato & Basil 173 g 0 55577 10790 4 0211CZ013E
0211CZ013W
0212CZ013E
0212CZ013W

These products may have been distributed nationally.

For the complete list of recalled products, including those listed above; please visit our Web site at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2010/salmonellaprotbe.shtml

There have been no reported illnesses in Canada 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 diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The manufacturers and importers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call the 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 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