Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 20, 2010 15:49 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE-CFIA/Warning: Various Foods Containing Hydrolyzed Vegetable Proteins (HVP) Recalled by Basic Food Flavors Inc. May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 20, 2010) -

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A Public Warning issued on March 19, 2010 has been corrected to remove a name that had been added in error. Amira brand BBQ peanuts, 225 g, bearing UPC code 0 69467 71184 has been removed from the list of affected products. 

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 hydrolyzed 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
El Peto Products Vegetable Soup Mix (Gluten-free) 280 g 7 72573 40443 0 09357 10026 10041 10056
El Peto Products Onion Soup Mix (Gluten-free) 300 g 7 72573 40446 1 10027 10062
Grandma Emily's – Granolas d'Émilie* BBQ Lounge Mix 50 g 8 18852 00361 8 *10JL30 006-004 *10AU30 006-032 *10SE30 006-060
Grandma Emily's Granola* BBQ Lounge Mix 80 g None 006-004 10JL30* 006-032 10AU30* 006-060 10SE30*
Grandma Emily's Granola* BBQ Lounge Mix 120 g None 006-004 10JL30* 006-032 10AU30* 006-060 10SE30*
Grandma Emily's – Granolas d'Émilie* BBQ Lounge Mix 250 g 8 18852 00360 1 LOT 006-004 10JL30*, LOT 006-032 10AU30*, LOT 006-060 10SE30*
Grandma Emily's Granola* BBQ Lounge Mix 1.5 kg None 10JL30* 006-004 10AU30* 006-032 10SE30* 006-060
Grandma Emily's Granola* BBQ Lounge Mix 8 kg None *10JL30 LOT: 006-004, *10AU30 LOT:006-032, *10SE30 LOT:006-060
Sushi Shop Kamikaze Mix 50 g None 009-032 10JL30* 009-060 10AU30*
Sushi Shop Kamikaze Mix 140 g None 009-060 10AU30*

*Correction to the health hazard alert issued on March 12, 2010

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 diarrhoea. 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

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