Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 04, 2016 03:33 ET

Food Recall Warning - Certain Basse Brand and Certain President's Choice Brand Products Containing Sunflower Seeds Recalled due to Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 4, 2016) - Bassé Frères Alimentation Oriental (2013) Inc. is recalling certain Bassé brand and certain President's Choice brand products containing sunflower seeds from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold nationally.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
President's Choice Mountain Trail Mix 325 g 060383150044 All codes with Best Before 2016JN06 up to and including 2017MR01
President's Choice Roasted Sunflower Seeds Salted 400 g 060383150129 All codes with Best Before 2016AL19 up to and including 2017FE22
President's Choice Roasted Sunflower Seeds Unsalted 400 g 060383150112 All codes with Best Before 2016MA13 up to and including 2017FE20
Bassé Unsalted Sunflower Seed Kernels 230 g 626394109510 All codes with Best Before 2015DE15 up to and including 2016NO11
Bassé Hicking Trail Mix 6 kg 626394267807 All codes with Best Before 2016AU26 up to and including 2017MA31
Bassé Alive Salad Topper - Dried cranberries, sunflower seed kernels and walnuts 425 g 626394274508 All codes with Best Before 2016DE07 up to and including 2017MA19
Bassé Unsalted Sunflower Seed Kernels 454 g 626394843650 All codes with Best Before 2016JN23 up to and including 2016NO17
Bassé Unsalted Sunflower Seed 1.65 kg 626394242705 All codes with Best Before 2016JN16 up to and including 2016OC05

What you should do

If you think you became sick from eating a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

More information

Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/22Eb7xD

Contact Information

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