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Health Hazard Alert - Gagan brand Coriander Powder may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
October 4, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Gagan Foods International Limited
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba
Extent of the distribution:

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 4, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Gagan Foods International Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Gagan brand Coriander Powder described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Gagan brand Coriander Powder, product of India, was shipped to retailers in cases bearing Batch No. RSLI/09-10/DG-13 and sold in 4 sizes:

Product Size UPC
Gagan Coriander Powder 100 g 7 75620 31030 2
Gagan Coriander Powder 200 g 7 75620 31031 9
Gagan Coriander Powder 400 g 7 75620 31037 1
Gagan Coriander Powder 1 kg 7 75620 31033 3

Consumers are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have the affected product.

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

The importer, Gagan Foods International Ltd., Delta, BC is 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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