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Health Hazard Alert - Certain TRADER JOE'S brand NUT BUTTERS may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
September 25, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Transilvania Trading (Pirate Joe's)
Distribution:
British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7452

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 25, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Transilvania Trading are warning the public not to consume Trader Joe's brand nut butters described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Trader Joe's brand products are affected by this alert:

ProductSizeUPCCodes
Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted 16 oz
(454 g)
0094 0795 All Best-If-Used-By dates between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013 (Stamped on the side of the jar's label below the lid of the jar.)
Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted 16 oz
(454 g)
0098 9275 All Best-If-Used-By dates between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013 (Stamped on the side of the jar's label below the lid of the jar.)

These products have been sold at Transilvania Trading (Pirate Joe's), located at 3474 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC.

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

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.

The importer, Transilvania Trading, Vancouver, BC is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

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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.

Product photos

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Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted

Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted

Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted

Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted

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