Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 08, 2011 03:55 ET

CFIA/Warning: Expanded Health Hazard Alert Certain Bulk Walnuts, Prepackaged Nuts and Snack Products May Contain E. coli O157:H7 Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2011) -

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The public warning issued on September 6, 2011 has been expanded to amend the code of the bulk walnuts and to include additional potentially contaminated prepackaged nuts and other snack products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Johnvince Foods are warning the public not to consume certain bulk walnuts, prepackaged nuts and other snack products described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The following nuts and snack products are affected by this alert.

Brand & Product Size UPC Code
Bulk walnuts distributed by
Johnvince Foods and sold at retail from bulk bins**
11.34 kg N/A Sold from April 27 to September 6, 2011,
inclusive
Picard Peanuts Ltd.
California Walnuts Halves /
Noix Grenoble
175 g 0 62645 04260 9 0208 to 2908
(Aug. 02 to 29, 2011)
Aliments Naturels Bonne Santé
Noix de Grenoble crues
Raw Walnuts
200 g N/A Sold from July 7 to
September 2, 2011,
inclusive
M & L Gourmet Selection
Walnut Halves
150 g 6 92559 98916 TC203
Stock & Barrel Caramel Toffee
Walnuts
300 g 0 64777 37906 6 Best Before
2012/JN/03 16541
Federated Vitality Mix 375 g 0 64777 44174 Best Before
2012 JN 29
2012 JL 05
Joe's Tasty Travels California Select Walnuts Mostly Halves 350 g 6 64989 60689 1 16511
17311
Joe's Tasty Travels Nothin' but (raw) Almonds 550 g 6 64989 60694 5 16582
Compliments Salted Toasted Corn 325 g 0 68820 12332 3 Best Before
2011/DE/07 16582
2011/DE/08 16591
Compliments Roasted & Salted Cashews 350 g
0 68820 12378 1
Best Before
2012/JA/27 17081
Compliments California Natural Walnut Pieces 250 g 0 68820 12327 9 Best Before
2012/FE/16 17282
FreshCo Natural Almonds 375 g 7 70974 80171 1 Best Before
2012/AU/17 17291
Longos Organics Sultana Raisins 200 g 7 72468 09567 5 Best Before
2012/AU/16 17282
Presidents Choice Raisin Cranberry Trail Mix 250 g 0 60383 87199 4 Best Before
2012/AU/22 17341
2012/AU/19 17312
Reddisnack Hand Selected California Walnuts 350 g 0 64777 28694 1 17312
16582
Selection Vitality Mix 325 g 0 59749 90982 2 16662
Stock & Barrel Raw Almonds 400 g 0 64777 38425 1 Best Before
2012/NO/25 17061
2012/NO/27 17081
Stock & Barrel BBQ Peanuts 400 g 0 64777 37944 8 Best Before
2012/JA/27 17081
2012/JA/27 17082
Stock & Barrel Salted Roasted Almonds 400 g 0 64777 37950 9 Best Before
2012/ JL/ 25 17061

**The bulk walnuts listed above were imported and distributed in Canada by Johnvince Foods in 25 lb cardboard cases bearing Lot code W1866 and the name Andersen and Sons Shelling, Vina, California, USA. Consumers who may have purchased unlabelled walnuts from bulk and are unsure if they have the affected product are advised to contact the place of purchase to determine if it is affected by this recall.

These products may have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Johnvince Foods, Toronto, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Johnvince Foods at (416) 636-6146 ext. 7226 or 1-800-268-7950 ext. 7226;

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 E. coli O157:H7, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/ecolie.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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