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Health Hazard Alert - JUSTIN'S brand HONEY PEANUT BUTTER BLEND in STARBUCKS brand PROTEIN BISTRO BOX may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
October 11, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 11, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Starbucks Coffee Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume the peanut butter product described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

This peanut butter pouch was incorporated in Starbucks brand Protein Bistro Box kits, 192 g packages bearing UPC 7 62111 88794 8 and a Best Before date from 12SE29 to 12OC07, inclusively.

The Starbucks Protein Bistro Boxes containing the affected peanut butter pouches were distributed nationally.

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

The retailer, Starbucks Coffee Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Justin's Honey Peanut Butter Blend 0.5 oz pouch Best By date between 07-14-13 and 08-30-13 894455000391

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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