Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 27, 2007 22:40 ET

CFIA-Warning: Health Hazard Alert-Golden Boy Foods Whole Black Pepper and Mixed Peppercorn May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 27, 2007) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Golden Boy Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Whole Black Pepper and Mixed Peppercorn described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Whole Black Pepper and Mixed Peppercorn products are affected by this alert:



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Brand Product Size UPC Lot codes
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Dulhan Black Pepper Whole 100 g 0 64684 37009 5 6110
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Dulhan Black Pepper Whole 200 g 0 64684 37010 1 6046
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Golden Boy Peppercorn Mixed 908 g 0 64684 32126 4 6030
Foods 4 Colors 6061
6132
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Golden Boy Peppercorn 5 LBS 0 64684 32230 8 6030
Foods 4 Colour 6061
6132
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Golden Boy Peppercorn 5 LBS 0 64684 32230 8 6030
Foods 4 Variety 6061
6132
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Golden Boy Black Pepper 5 LBS 0 64684 30263 8 6016
Foods Whole 6030
6059
6079
6093
6097
6116
6130
6149
6167
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No brand name Black Pepper Whole 2.95 KG 0 64684 32251 3 6187
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Golden Boy Black Pepper Whole 8 KG 0 64684 40844 6 6195
Foods
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Golden Boy Black Pepper Whole 10 KG 0 64684 03022 7 6060
Foods 6172
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No brand name Pepper Black Whole 25 KG 01 000 6209
64684 45344 6 6215
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These products are known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba but 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 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 manufacturer, Golden Boy Foods Inc., Burnaby, British Columbia, is 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 one of the following numbers:

Anisha Virani, Director, Communications, Golden Boy Foods Inc., at 604-290-8122.

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/causee.shtml

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Media enquiries:
    Golden Boy Foods Inc.
    Anisha Virani
    Director, Communications
    (604) 290-8122
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    (613) 368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    (613) 760-4112
    Website: www.inspection.gc.ca