Canadian Food Inspection Agency



Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 23, 2013 17:25 ET

Consumer Advisory - Certain Nut Butters, Peanuts, Sugar and Tahini From Vicrossano Inc. May Contain Salmonella or Other Harmful Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 23, 2013) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use the nut butters, peanuts, sugar or tahini described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella or other harmful bacteria.

All sizes and codes of the following products from Vicrossano Inc. are affected by this advisory:

Brand Products
Tout Naturel Creamy peanut butter
Crunchy peanut butter
Organic creamy peanut butter
Organic crunchy peanut butter
Organic tahini
Yum Nature Almond butter
Cashew butter
Creamy peanut butter
Crunchy peanut butter
Organic cashew butter
Organic creamy peanut butter
Organic crunchy peanut butter
Organic sugar
Organic tahini
Tahini
Whole sesame butter
Soeurs en Vrac Almond butter
Creamy peanut butter
Crunchy peanut butter
Tahini
None (bulk) Roasted almonds
Roasted, split peanuts
Roasted peanuts

These products have been distributed in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces as well.

Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.

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

Consumption of the affected peanuts, nut butters, tahini or sugar could result in a wide range of symptoms that may include vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever, headache and body ache. In rare cases, chronic, severe, or even life-threatening symptoms may occur.

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

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 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
    613-773-6600