Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 13, 2012 19:09 ET

Expanded Health Hazard Alert/CFIA: Dion Brand Organic Curry Powder May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 13, 2012) - The public warning issued on March 8, 2012 has been expanded to include additional lot codes.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and G. Dion Foods are warning the public not to consume the Dion brand curry powder described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Dion brand product is affected by this expanded alert:

Product Size UPC Lot Code
Organic Curry powder 36 g 6 20383 02007 7 02B12G & 12A05G

This product has been distributed in Quebec and Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses 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 Manufacturer, G. Dion Foods, Saint-Jerome, Quebec, 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 one of the following numbers:

G. Dion Foods at 1-877-569-8001;

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

  • G. Dion Foods
    1-877-569-8001

    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600