Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

January 04, 2011 17:53 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert - Sprouters Northwest Brand Deli Sprouts Sold at Wal Mart in Western Canada May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 4, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Wal-Mart Canada Corp. are warning the public not to consume the Sprouters Northwest brand Deli Sprouts described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Sprouters Northwest brand Deli Sprouts, product of USA, sold up to and including January 3, 2011 are affected by this alert.

Product Size UPC Distribution
Deli Sprouts
Item # 9494532
5 oz 0 33383 70267 4 British Columbia
(Wal-Mart Supercentres)
Deli Sprouts
Item # 9477578
5 oz 0 33383 70267 4 Alberta & Saskatchewan
(Wal-Mart Supercentres)

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

There have been several reported illnesses in the USA, none in Canada, associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a food borne 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, Wal-Mart Canada Corp., Mississauga, 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.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    1-613-773-6600