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Health Hazard Alert - Certain FRESH EXPRESS brand HEARTS OF ROMAINE SALAD may contain Salmonella bacteria
- Recall / advisory date:
- October 11, 2012
- Reason for recall / advisory:
- Microbiological - Salmonella
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Company / Firm:
- Canada Safeway Ltd.
- Alberta , British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
Ottawa, October 11, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Fresh Express brand Hearts of Romaine salad because this product may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
The CFIA is working with the Canadian importers to remove the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Code(s) on Product||UPC|
|Fresh Express||Hearts of Romaine salad||510 g (18 oz.)||production code S270A24, and Best Before Date OCT 11||0 71279 26201 7|
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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