Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 04, 2009 21:19 ET

Expanded Health Hazard Alert/CFIA - Various Foods Containing Pistachios Recalled by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc., May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

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The public warning issued on April 16, 2009 has been expanded to include additional product codes.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the foods described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. These foods contain 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 foods, manufactured in Canada, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Code
Nanak Rasmalai 1 kg 7 97677 60008 3 Best Before:
If Refrigerated:
03 FEB 09 to
11 APR 09 inclusive
Nanak Rasmalai 400 g 7 97677 70060 8 Best Before:
If Refrigerated:
03 FEB 09
13 FEB 09
21 FEB 09
18 MAR 09
28 MAR 09
11 APR 09
Nanak Kaju Roll 312 g 7 97677 10016 3 Best Before:
20 APR 09
20 MAY 09

These products may have been distributed nationally.

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

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 products 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:

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our Web site at

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