Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 05, 2012 01:30 ET

CFIA/Expanded Health Hazard Alert: Certain Mumm's Brand Sprouting Seeds-Sunflower may Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 5, 2012) - Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/HPucGF

The public warning issued on March 30, 2012 has been expanded to include additional product information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Mumm's Sprouting Seeds Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Mumm's brand Sprouting Seeds described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Mumm's brand products are affected by this expanded recall:

Product Size UPC Lot #
Sprouting Seeds Display Pack Contains one 75g sunflower pack. 7 73295 11293 1 4DPSM13
Sprouting Seeds Best Sellers Contains two 75g sunflower packs. 7 73295 11290 0 1BSSM21

These products are known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick and may 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 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 diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The importer, Mumm's Sprouting Seeds Ltd., Parkside, SK, 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:

Mumm's Sprouting Seeds Ltd. at 306-747-2935;

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

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