Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 02, 2010 17:12 ET

Health Hazard Alert: Ground Nutmeg Sold From Bulk at Some Retail Stores May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2010) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Ground Nutmeg described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The Ground Nutmeg, product of USA, was sold from bulk at the retail stores listed below:

Store   Product   Purchasing Dates
Nature's Way Select Foods 2676 Hwy 43 Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0   Ground Nutmeg Jar # 765   Nov. 25 through Dec. 1, 2010
Market Organics 126 York St. Ottawa, ON K1N 9H7   Frontier Ground Nutmeg Jar PLU code # 875   Nov. 25 through Dec. 1, 2010
Natural Food Pantry 2277 Riverside Drive Ottawa, ON K1H 7X6   Ground Nutmeg Jar code # 875   Nov. 9 through Dec. 1, 2010

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 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 importers and retailers are 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: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp 

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600