Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 07, 2011 18:26 ET

Amendment-Health Hazard Alert/CFIA: Certain David Roberts Brand and Sysco Brand Pine Nuts May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 7, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The previous public warning issued on November 4, 2011 has been amended to correct the lot code of the Sysco brand product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and David Roberts Food Corporation are warning the public not to consume certain David Roberts brand and Sysco brand pine nuts, described below, because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following pine nuts products are affected by this alert:

Brand Format Size UPC Codes
Sysco Plastic bag 1.5 kg 00734730026268 Lot 1322
David Roberts Plastic tubs 90 g 0 67261 24656 1 Lot 1323
Best Before Aug 17, 2012
David Roberts * Plastic bags 1.5 kg None Lot 1323
None* Plastic tubs Variable
90-100 g
None Pack date: AU 17, 2011

* Sold only at David Roberts Food Corporation retail store: 426 Watline Avenue, Mississauga, ON.

These products have been distributed to food service accounts in Ontario and sold at the David Roberts Food Corporation retail store located at 426 Watline Avenue, Mississauga, ON.

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 this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne 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 importer, David Roberts Food Corporation, Mississauga, ON, is 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 one of the following numbers:

David Roberts Food Corporation at 905-502-7700;

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: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600