Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 07, 2011 19:30 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Pre-Packaged Vegetable Products May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 7, 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 pre-packaged vegetable products described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following vegetable products, bearing a Best if Use By date between May 9, 2011 and May 16, 2011, inclusive, are affected by this alert:

BrandProductSizeUPC
Mann's Sunny ShoresSnacks on the Go with Celery, Carrots, Grape Tomatoes248 g / 8.75 oz 16519 01505 2
The Produce StandGourmet Vegetable Platter1.59 kg / 3.5 lb58200 94212 4
Mann's Sunny ShoresVeggies on the Go510 g / 18 oz16519 01411 6
Mann's Sunny ShoresVegetable Platter2.5 lb16519 01407 9
Mann's Sunny ShoresVegetable Platter3.5 lb16519 01405 5
Eating RightVeggie Party Platter3.5 lb79893 10708 0
Mann's Sunny ShoresSnacks on the Go with Celery, Carrots, Tomatoes8.75 oz16519 01501 4

This alert is related to a recall of grape tomatoes by Six L's Packing Company, Florida, USA.

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

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
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    613-773-6600