Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 05, 2009 15:16 ET

Corrected Health Hazard Alert: Various Foods Containing Pistachios Recalled by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc., May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 5, 2009) -

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The public warning issued on June 4, 2009 (http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2009/20090604be.shtml) has been corrected to accurately identify affected product. The UPC of Sally's Dark Chocolate Pistachios should be 6 80852 00149 5.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the food described below because this product may be contaminated with Salmonella. This food contains pistachios that have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc., due to Salmonella contamination.

This is an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to identify and remove all affected products imported into Canada from the U.S. The CFIA is also working with Canadian manufacturers to recall foods containing affected U.S. pistachios. As more products are identified, the CFIA will continue to update its list of recalled products.

The following food, manufactured in Canada, is affected by this alert:



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Brand Product Size UPC Code
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Sally's Dark Chocolate 200 g 6 80852 00149 5(i) EXP Aug 31 2009
Pistachios
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(i) Correction to a previous release


This product may have been distributed in Ontario and Manitoba.

There have been no reported illnesses 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 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 diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The manufacturers and importers are 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 receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our Web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
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    613-773-6600