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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Dried Smoked Duck Breast prepared for Palmex Inc. may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
July 14, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Palmex Inc.
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
6539

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 14, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Palmex Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Dried Smoked Duck Breast described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Dried Smoked Duck Breast, prepared for Palmex Inc., is sold in variable weight packages bearing the stamp "Canada 377", the "CODE LOT 111217" and "PKGD ON 11JN20".

This product has been distributed in Quebec and 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 distributor, Palmex Inc., of Marieville, QC is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Palmex Inc. at (450) 460-2107;

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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 diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

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

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CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600
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