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Health Hazard Alert - Certain prepackaged raw shelled walnuts may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria
Ottawa, September 1, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Johnvince Foods are warning the public not to consume certain prepackaged raw shelled walnut products described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
The following raw shelled walnut products, imported from USA and packaged in Canada, are affected by this alert.
Brand & Product
President’s Choice Raw California Walnut Halves Unsalted
0 60383 87185 7
Best Before 2012 OC 07
Reddi Snack Hand Selected California Walnuts
0 64777 28695 1
There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Johnvince Foods, Downsview, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
Food contaminated with E. coli
O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and
potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Some people may
have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent
kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.