Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

July 08, 2013 20:06 ET

Health Hazard Alert: Certain Shabros Brand Coriander Cumin Powder May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 8, 2013) - Product photos are available at

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Shah Brothers Imports are warning the public not to consume the Shabros brand Coriander Cumin Powders described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Shabros brand products, products of India, are affected by the recall:

Product Size UPC Lot code
Coriander Cumin Powder 170 g 0 59011 00910 6 Batch # 407
Coriander Cumin Powder 340 g 0 59011 00898 7 Batch # 407

These products have been distributed in Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia.

There have been no reported illnesses 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 importer, Shah Brothers Imports, Mississauga, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Shah Brothers Imports at 905-670-9515; or,

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form at

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page at:

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at:

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: Food and consumer product recalls are also available at

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations