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Health Hazard Alert - Certain bulk and prepackaged raw shelled walnuts may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria
- Recall / advisory date:
- September 6, 2011
- Reason for recall / advisory:
- Microbiological - E. coli O157
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Company / Firm:
- Les Aliments Johnvince Foods
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
Ottawa, September 6, 2011 - The public warning issued on September 1, 2011 has been expanded to include raw shelled walnuts sold from bulk and additional prepackaged raw shelled walnuts and walnut containing products.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Johnvince Foods are warning the public not to consume certain bulk and prepackaged raw shelled walnut products described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
The walnuts sold at retail from bulk bins and various brands of the prepackaged raw shelled walnuts and products containing walnuts described below are affected by this alert.
|Brand & Product||Size||UPC||Code|
|Bulk walnuts distributed by Johnvince Foods and sold at retail from bulk bins**||11.34 kg||N/A||Sold from April 27 to August 6, 2011, inclusive|
Raw California Walnut Halves
|250 g||0 60383 87185 7||Best Before 2012 OC 06 16572|
Deluxe Trail Mix
|220 g||0 60383 87201 4||Best Before
Natural Walnut Halves and Pieces
|175 g||0 64777 37773 4||Best Before
|Longo’s California Walnuts||240 g||7 72468 10107 9||Best Before
|Compliments California Walnut
Halves & Pieces
|225 g||0 68820 12395 8||Best Before
|Compliments Walnut Halves||100 g||0 55742 35977 0||Best Before
California Natural Walnut Halves & Pieces
|200 g||7 70974 80188 9||Best Before
"Halt" The Salt Walnut Halves & Pieces
|250 g||0 64777 44085 8||2012 JL 11 16921|
Caramel Toffee Walnuts
|Stock & Barrel
Caramel Toffee Walnuts
|300 g||0 64777 37906 6||Best Before
2012 JL 18 16991
|Joe’s Tasty Travels
California Select Walnuts Mostly Halves
|350 g||6 64989 60689 1||16501
|Selection Walnut Halves||250 g||0 59749 90882 5||16472
Vitality Mix 100 Calories per bag
|0 58716 98972 0||16881|
|Marketplace Co-op Vitality Mix||375 g||0 64777 44131 2||Best Before
**The bulk walnuts listed above were imported and distributed in Canada by Johnvince Foods in 25 lb cardboard cases bearing Lot code W1866 and the name Andersen and Sons Shelling, Vina, California, USA. Consumers who may have purchased unlabelled walnuts from bulk and are unsure if they have the affected product are advised to contact the place of purchase to determine if it is affected by this recall.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Johnvince Foods, Toronto, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.
For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:
Johnvince Foods at 416-636-6146 ext. 7226 or 1-800-268-7950 ext. 7226;
CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.
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.
For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.
CFIA Media Relations
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