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Food Recall Warning - Various organic black peppercorns recalled due to Salmonella
- Recall date:
- April 5, 2014
- Reason for recall:
- Microbiological - Salmonella
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Company / Firm:
- Corwin Distribution Limited, Frontier Natural Products Co-op, Horizon Distributors Ltd., Indigo Natural Foods Inc., Olympic Wholesale, Ontario Natural Food Co-Op, Organic Connections Ltd., PSC Natural Foods Ltd., Puresource Inc., Satau Inc., UNFI Canada Inc.
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
- 8771, 8774, 8777, 8779, 8780, 8783, 8784, 8786, 8787, 8795, 8796
Ottawa, April 5, 2014 - Industry is recalling various products containing Organic Black Peppercorns from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Code(s) on Product||UPC|
|Frontier||Organic Whole Black Peppercorns||2.12 oz (60 g)||3246, 3288||0 89836 18435 1|
|Frontier||Whole Black Peppercorns Organic||11.3 kg (25 lbs)||3226, 3288||0 89836 82603 9|
|Frontier||Whole Black Peppercorns Organic||453 g (16 oz)||3256||0 89836 02603 3|
|365 Everyday Value (Whole Foods Market)||Organic Black Peppercorns||2.12 oz (60 g)||3246, 3287||0 99482 44563 8|
|365 Everyday Value (Whole Foods Market)||Black Peppercorns||1.87 oz (53 g)||3287||0 99482 44497 6|
|365 Everyday Value (Whole Foods Market)||Black Peppercorns||8.08 oz (229 g)||3260, 3267||0 99482 44511 9|
|365 Everyday Value (Whole Foods Market)||Organic Black Peppercorns||60 g (2.12 oz)||3247||0 99482 73914 0|
|Simply Organic||Black Peppercorns (Adjustable Grinder)||75 g (2.65 oz)||3260||0 89836 19218 9|
|Simply Organic||Black Peppercorns||75 g (2.65 oz)||3221, 3262, 3294||0 89836 19210 3|
|Simply Organic||Black Peppercorns||2.65 oz (75 g)||3221, 3262||0 89836 18524 2|
|Simply Organic||Daily Grind (Adjustable Grinder Cap)||2.65 oz (75 g)||3261||0 89836 18263 0|
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were 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 a recall in the United States by Frontier Natural Products Co-op. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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 these products.
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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