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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Organic Grape Tomatoes may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
September 29, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Discovery Organics, Provincial Fruit Co. Ltd.
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:
6746, 6747

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 29, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Organic Grape Tomatoes described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Organic Grape Tomatoes, sold in plastic clam shell containers and supplied by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce, San Diego, California, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC
Product of Mexico
Organic Grape Tomatoes 10.5 oz
(298 g)
0 33383 65592 5

These tomatoes are known to have been distributed in British Columbia and Ontario. However, they may have been further distributed in other provinces.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The importers are voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

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.

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

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