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Health Hazard Alert - Certain CLEF DES CHAMPS brand products may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
October 25, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Herboristerie La Clef Des Champs Inc.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7521

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 25, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Clef Des Champs brand products described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

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.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Clef Des Champs Organic Ginger Ground root 200 g BF011441B08 BF011441B09 6 97026 92441 2
Clef Des Champs Organic Curry Spices Culinary Mix 35 g CC0112 967B07 CC0812 967B01 6 97026 74967 1
Clef Des Champs Organic Curry Spices Culinary Mix 275 g CC0112 967B08 CC0812 967B02 6 97026 69967 9
Clef Des Champs Organic Curry Spices Culinary Mix 500 g CC0112 967B05 CC0112 967B06 CC0112 967B09 CC0812 967B03 6 97026 70967 5
Clef Des Champs Organic Spice Cake Culinary mix 45 g CC0112 967B05 CC0112 967B06 CC0112 967B09 CC0812 967B03 6 97026 74974 9
Clef Des Champs Organic Ginger Root powder 20 kg BF011441B 6 97026 70441 0

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.