Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 19, 2015 19:53 ET

Updated Food Recall Warning: Organic Garlic Powder Recalled Due to Salmonella

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 19, 2015) -

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The food recall warning issued on March 17, 2015 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling organic garlic powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Quebec and British Columbia.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes Other information
Accommodation Bio "Ail en poudre bio" Variable Variable "Packed on" dates 31OC2014 et 05NO2014 Sold by Accommodation Bio, located at 1298 2e Avenue, Quebec, Quebec from October 31, 2014 to March 17, 2015
None Organic garlic powder Variable None None Sold from bulk bins at Country Grocer, located at 374 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia from January 1, 2015 to January 14, 2015

What you should do

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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Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in the United States by Frontier Co-op of Norway, Iowa. The recall by the US company is published on the website of the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). 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 products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

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

Contact Information

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