Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 08, 2015 00:59 ET

Food Recall Warning: NGO OM (Water Mint) Recalled Due to Salmonella

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 8, 2015) - Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/1N0Tilh

Canada Herb is recalling NGÒ ÔM (water mint) from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella 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 product described below.

Only NGÒ ÔM (water mint) imported by Canada Herb and sold from September 29, 2015 to October 7, 2015 is affected by this recall. This product may have been sold in clear plastic bags bearing the name Canada Herb or may have been repackaged or sold in bulk without a label or coding. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

The following product has been sold in Ontario and Quebec.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
None NGÒ ÔM (water mint) Variable None None

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home or in your establishment. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the location where it was 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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Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The 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

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

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

Contact Information

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