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Health Hazard Alert - Certain CLEF DES CHAMPS brand ORGANIC GROUND GINGER may contain Salmonella bacteria
- Recall / advisory date:
- October 12, 2012
- Reason for recall / advisory:
- Microbiological - Salmonella
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Company / Firm:
- Herboristerie La Clef Des Champs Inc.
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
Ottawa, October 12, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Clef Des Champs brand Organic Ground Ginger because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
The Clef Des Champs brand Organic Ground Ginger products below are affected by this alert.
These products have been distributed nationally.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
The manufacturer, Herboristerie La Clef Des Champs Inc., Val-David, Quebec is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Code(s) on Product||UPC|
|Clef Des Champs||Organic Ground Ginger||35 g||BFO11441B06||6 97026 73441 7|
|Clef Des Champs||Organic Ground Ginger||500 g||BFO11441B07||6 97026 70441 0|
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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