Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 08, 2015 23:50 ET

Food Recall Warning: Field Cucumbers Purchased from Save On Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Coopers Foods, Overwaitea, and Freson Brothers Recalled Due to Salmonella

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2015) -

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Overwaitea Food Group is recalling field cucumbers purchased from Save On Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Coopers Foods, Overwaitea, and Freson Brothers due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

This recall applies to fresh field cucumbers sold in bulk, unwrapped purchased from Save On Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Coopers Foods, Overwaitea, and Freson Brothers on or before September 4, 2015. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected cucumbers should check with their retail store.

The following cucumbers have been sold from Save On Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Coopers Foods, Overwaitea, and Freson Brothers stores in Alberta and British Columbia.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
None Field cucumbers
(bulk, unwrapped)
Variable PLU 4062 Purchased from Save On Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Coopers Foods, Overwaitea, and Freson Brothers on or before September 4, 2015

What you should do

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 Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

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- View our detailed explanation of the food safety investigation and recall process

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce ("A&W") of San Diego, California, and may be associated with an outbreak in the United States. 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 product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

Currently, the CFIA is not aware of any reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

- CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Contact Information

  • Media enquiries
    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600

    Overwaitea Food Group Media Relations
    604-888-2079 Ext 2200
    mediarelations@owfg.com