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Health Hazard Alert - Certain bulk walnuts, prepackaged nuts and snack products may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria
- Recall / advisory date:
- September 7, 2011
- Reason for recall / advisory:
- Microbiological - E. coli O157
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Company / Firm:
- Les Aliments Johnvince Foods, M&L Gourmet Enterprises Inc., Picard Foods
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
- 6677, 6674, 6692
Ottawa, September 7, 2011 - The public warning issued on September 6, 2011 has been expanded to amend the code of the bulk walnuts and to include additional potentially contaminated prepackaged nuts and other snack products.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Johnvince Foods are warning the public not to consume certain bulk walnuts, prepackaged nuts and other snack products described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
The following nuts and snack products 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 September 6, 2011,
|Picard Peanuts Ltd.
California Walnuts Halves /
|175 g||0 62645 04260 9||0208 to 2908
(Aug. 02 to 29, 2011)
|Aliments Naturels Bonne Santé
Noix de Grenoble crues
|200 g||N/A||Sold from July 7 to
September 2, 2011,
|M & L Gourmet Selection
|150 g||6 92559 98916||TC203|
|Stock & Barrel Caramel Toffee
|300 g||0 64777 37906 6||Best Before
|Federated Vitality Mix||375 g||0 64777 44174||Best Before
2012 JN 29
2012 JL 05
|Joe's Tasty Travels California Select Walnuts Mostly Halves||350 g||6 64989 60689 1||16511
|Joe's Tasty Travels Nothin' but (raw) Almonds||550 g||6 64989 60694 5||16582|
|Compliments Salted Toasted Corn||325 g||0 68820 12332 3||Best Before
|Compliments Roasted & Salted Cashews||350 g||0 68820 12378 1||Best Before
|Compliments California Natural Walnut Pieces||250 g||0 68820 12327 9||Best Before
|FreshCo Natural Almonds||375 g||7 70974 80171 1||Best Before
|Longos Organics Sultana Raisins||200 g||7 72468 09567 5||Best Before
|Presidents Choice Raisin Cranberry Trail Mix||250 g||0 60383 87199 4||Best Before
|Reddisnack Hand Selected California Walnuts||350 g||0 64777 28695 1||17312
|Selection Vitality Mix||325 g||0 59749 90982 2||16662|
|Stock & Barrel Raw Almonds||400 g||0 64777 38425 1||Best Before
|Stock & Barrel BBQ Peanuts||400 g||0 64777 37944 8||Best Before
|Stock & Barrel Salted Roasted Almonds||400 g||0 64777 37950 9||Best Before
2012/ JL/ 25 17061
**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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