Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 05, 2011 00:17 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Gagan Brand Coriander Powder May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2011) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Gagan Foods International Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Gagan brand Coriander Powder described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Gagan brand Coriander Powder, product of India, was shipped to retailers in cases bearing Batch No. RSLI/09-10/DG-13 and sold in 4 sizes:

Product Size UPC
Gagan Coriander Powder 100 g 7 75620 31030 2
200 g 7 75620 31031 9
400 g 7 75620 31037 1
1 kg 7 75620 31033 3

Consumers are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have the affected product.

This product has been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba.

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

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, Gagan Foods International Ltd., Delta, BC 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.

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Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600