Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

July 06, 2016 22:51 ET

Updated Food Recall Warning: Canada Herb Brand Fresh Chili Peppers Recalled Due to Salmonella

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The food recall warning issued on July 05, 2016 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Canada Herb is recalling Canada Herb brand fresh chili peppers from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Only fresh chili peppers imported by Canada Herb and sold from June 19, 2016 to July 05, 2016, inclusively is affected by this recall. This product has been sold in clear plastic bags bearing the name Canada Herb. This product may have also been sold in bulk or in smaller packages with or without a label and may not bear the brand or product name described below. 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.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Canada Herb Fresh chili peppers NA (approximately 454 g) None None

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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 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.

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Contact Information

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