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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
November 30, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Compass Food Sales
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7618

Advisory details

Ottawa, November 30, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Compass Food Sales are warning the public not to consume Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The importer / packer, Compass Food Sales, Aurora, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Compass Food Sales at 905-713-0167;

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Additional Info
Compass California Walnuts (in-shell) 300 g 0 68297 20121 0 Best Before
07MA2014

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.

Product photos

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Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts - front

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Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts - back

Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts - front

Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts - front

Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts - back

Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts - back

Media enquiries

Compass Food Sales
905-713-0167

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600
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