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Health Hazard Alert - Certain walnuts and snack products may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
September 8, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
St. Jamestown, Les Aliments Johnvince , 2024232 Ontario Inc., Angelino's, Carrville Food Centre, Cataldi Supermarket, Colangelo Brothers Fruit Market Ltd., Commisso's Fresh Foods, Concord Food Centre Inc. , Cousins Foods, Dilly's , Harvest Fresh Farms, Harvest Wagon, Highland Farms Inc., Home Style Flavours, Kitchen Kuttings Inc., Marilu's Market, McEwan, Sunripe, Thorncrest Market Foodland, Vincenzo's, Wright Bros.
Distribution:
New Brunswick, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
6680, 6685, 6686, 6693, 6694, 6695, 6697, 6698, 6699, 6703, 6704, 6705, 6706, 6708, 6709, 6710, 6719, 6721, 6722, 6723, 6724, 6725

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 8, 2011 - The public warning issued on September 7, 2011 has been expanded to include additional walnuts and snack products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain walnuts and snack products described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The following walnuts and snack products are affected by this alert.

Product & Retailer Size UPC Code
Carrousel Peanuts and Nuts
Praline
680 g 0 55144 01767 4 Best Before
2012/mar/25
California Walnut Halves / Pieces
Kitchen Kuttings Inc.
2 Arthur St. South
Elmira, ON
Variable
weight
None Sold from June 23 to September 7, 2011, inclusive
Walnut Halves
Vincenzo’s
150 Caroline St. South
Waterloo, ON
Variable
weight
Beginning with
0237201
Sold from July 4 to September 7, 2011, inclusive
Walnut Halves
Home Style Flavours
6721 Wellington Rd., Unit 109
Palmerston, ON
Variable
weight
None Sold up to
September 7, 2011
Walnut Halves
Marilu’s
4025 New St., Burlington, ON
Variable
weight
N/A Sold from June 10
to July 15, 2011,
 inclusive
Walnut Halves
Angelino’s
16 Stevenson St., Guelph, ON
Variable
weight
N/A Sold from June 14
to July 14, 2011,
 inclusive
Walnut Halves
Commissos
6161 Thorold Stone Rd.
Niagara Falls, ON
Variable
weight
N/A Sold from June 14
to August 15, 2011,
inclusive
Walnut Halves
Wright Bros. 537 Ontario St.
St. Catherines, ON
Variable
weight
N/A Sold up to
September 8, 2011
Walnut Halves
Dillys
19 Warwick Rd, Stoney Creek, ON
Variable
weight
N/A Sold from
July 1 to 14, 2011,
inclusive
Walnut Halves
Carville Food Centre
361 Carrville Rd.,
Richmond Hill, ON
Approx.
400 g
N/A Sold from
September 2 to 8,
2011, inclusive
Walnut Pieces
Concord Food Centre
1438 Centre St.
Thornhill, ON
Variable
 weight
Beginning with
0 230162
Sold from July 7 to
August 18, 2011
 inclusive
Walnuts
Sunripe Sarnia
1141 Lakeshore Rd., Sarnia, ON
Variable
weight
Beginning with
0 201169
Best Before
up to and including
DEC 17
Walnut Halves
Colangelo, 2387 Midland Ave., Toronto, ON
Variable weight N/A Sold from August 17 to September 8, 2011, inclusive
Walnut Halves
Cataldi Supermarket Ltd.
2542 Keele St., Toronto, ON
Variable weight Beginning with 200001 Sold from August 25 to September 8, 2011, inclusive
Walnut - Shelled
Highland Farms
4750 Dufferin St. North York, ON
Variable
weight
Beginning with
204943
Sold up to
September 8, 2011
Walnut Halves
McEwens
38 Kay Fraser Rd., Toronto, ON
Variable
weight
N/A Sold up to
September 8, 2011
Walnut Halves
Harvest Wagon, 1103 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON
Variable
weight
Beginning with
0 200680
Sold from June 27 to September 8, 2011
 inclusive
Walnut Pieces
Thorncrest Foodland  #6424
1500 Islington Ave., Toronto, ON
Approx.
400 g
Beginning with
205102
Sold from June 27 to September 8, 2011
 inclusive
Walnut Halves
Harvest Fresh
1558 Queen St. W, Toronto, ON
Variable
weight
N/A Sold up to
September 8, 2011
Walnut Halves
Cousins
1215 Hurontario St.
Mississauga, ON
300 g N/A Sold from June 14 to
September 8, 2011, inclusive
Walnut Halves
St. Jamestown
516 Parliament St., Toronto, ON
500 g N/A Sold up to and including September 7, 2011
Walnut Halves
Galleria Supermarket
7040 Yonge St. Thornhill, ON
Approx. 400 g Beginning with
2 21912
Sold from August 2 to September 8, 2011, inclusive

The above walnuts were repackaged by retailers using bulk walnuts imported by Johnvince Foods in 25 lb cardboard cases bearing Lot code W1866 and the name Andersen and Sons Shelling, Vina, California, USA.

The first product in the table above was distributed in Quebec and New Brunswick. All other products were sold in Ontario.

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

Various distributors / retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.

More information

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.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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