This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

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Health Hazard Alert - Certain KROWN brand CHERRY TOMATOES and various STORE-MADE PARTY TRAYS containing CHERRY TOMATOES may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
November 21, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Canada Safeway Ltd., The Lid Company
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:
7594, 7595

Advisory details

Ottawa, November 21, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the cherry tomatoes and store-made party trays containing cherry tomatoes described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

These products have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, North West Territories and Yukon and may have been distributed nationally.

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

The importer and retailers are 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 Additional Info
Krown Cherry tomatoes 551 ml 0 33383 65520 8 Dates sold: November 13 to 21, 2012, inclusive
None - Sold at Safeway stores Various store-made party trays containing cherry tomatoes Various Various Dates sold: November 14 to 21, 2012, inclusive

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.

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