Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 13, 2007 20:01 ET

Health Hazard Alert/CFIA-Donmar Rubbed Oregano May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2007) - Audio clips available at

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Donmar Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume Donmar Rubbed Oregano described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Donmar Rubbed Oregano, is sold in 180 g jars bearing UPC 0 61383 29035 8 and lot code MFG 082007 to MFG 121007 (Manufacturing date between Aug. 20, 2007 to December 10, 2007 inclusive).

This product has been distributed in Ontario.

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

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this 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 diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Donmar Foods Inc., Aurora, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product 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

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    Julie Lacoursiere (French)