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Health Hazard Alert - Various food products containing peanuts or peanut butter recalled by Sunland Inc., USA may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
November 16, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Sun Pac Foods Ltd.
Distribution:
National, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, November 16, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume, sell or serve the food product described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

These recalls are part of an ongoing food safety investigation. This recall of peanut butter products in Canada is related to the expanding peanut butter product recall in the USA by Sunland Inc. due to possible Salmonella contamination.

There have been no illnesses reported in Canada associated with the consumption of these peanut butter products. However, there are confirmed Salmonella Bredeney illnesses in multiple states in the United States.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Sunland Inc. Organic Dark Chocolate Creamy Peanut Butter 375 g Lot code 100326 0 48687 89829 9 Distribution: QC, possibly national

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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