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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Mumm's brand Sprouting Seeds - Sunflower may contain Salmonella bacteria
- Recall / advisory date:
- March 30, 2012
- Reason for recall / advisory:
- Microbiological - Salmonella
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Company / Firm:
- Mumm's Sprouting Seeds Ltd.
- Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
Ottawa, March 30, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Mumm's Sprouting Seeds Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Mumm's brand Sprouting Seeds described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The affected product, Mumm's brand Sprouting Seeds - Sunflower, are sold in 75 g packages bearing UPC 7 73295 07582 3 and lot # SF2020.
This product is known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario and may have been distributed nationally.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
The importer, Mumm's Sprouting Seeds Ltd., Parkside, SK, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:
Mumm's Sprouting Seeds Ltd. at 306-747-2935;
CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.
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.
Mumm's brand Sprouting Seeds
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