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Food Recall Warning - Suraj brand Garlic Powder recalled due to Salmonella

Recall date:
November 19, 2013
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Loblaw Companies Limited
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, November 19, 2013 - Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling Suraj brand Garlic Powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold nationally.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Additional Info
Suraj Garlic Powder 400 g 0 57197 37238 0 Best Before 2015 AL 22

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.


This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


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

More information

  • Loblaw Companies Limited: Public Relations Department, or 905-459-2500;
  • Loblaw Companies Limited: Customer Relations, or 1-888-495-5111
  • CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Product photos

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Suraj brand Garlic Powder

Suraj brand Garlic Powder

Suraj brand Garlic Powder - back of package

Suraj brand Garlic Powder - back of package

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