Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 09, 2010 19:57 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 9, 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 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
Sabatini's Gourmet Foods Spinach Dip 250 g 6 25616 00135 9 Lots 4672 and 4676
Sabatini's Gourmet Foods Spinach Dip 500 g 6 25616 00134 2 Lots 4664, 4672 and 4676
Sabatini's Gourmet Foods Vegetable Dip 250 g 6 25616 00139 7 Lots 4664, 4672 and 4676
Sabatini's Gourmet Foods Vegetable Dip 500 g 6 25616 00138 0 Lots 4672 and 4676
Mom's Pantry All Dressed Popcorn Seasoning 65 g None None
No brand on label Popcorn Seasoning, All Dressed 65 g None None

These products may have been distributed nationally.

For the complete list of recalled products, including those listed above; please visit our Web site at:

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 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:

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at:

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

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