Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 16, 2011 19:08 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert - Certain Jump 6 Brand Strawberry Flavour Whey Protein May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Jump 6 brand Strawberry Flavour Whey Protein described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Jump 6 brand Strawberry Flavour Whey Protein was sold in 30 g pouches bearing codes 12.12 and 03364.

This product has been distributed to CGBI clients in Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

This recall is related to a larger recall of whey protein products by Vitalabs (http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2011/20110311be.shtml).

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, CGBI, Ajax, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected product 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: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Photos of the product are available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/StrawberryFlavour.pdf

Contact Information

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