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Updated Food Recall Warning - Organic black peppercorns recalled due to Salmonella

Recall date:
April 17, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Noah's Natural Foods
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, April 17, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on April 5, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information.

Noah's Natural Foods is recalling organic black peppercorns from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold from bulk at the Noah's Natural Foods locations indicated in the table below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Code(s) on Product Additional Info
No brand
(sold from bulk)
Peppercorn, Black (Organic) Feb. 13, 2014 until April 11, 2014, inclusive Noah's Natural Foods @ 322 Bloor St. West, Toronto
No brand
(sold from bulk)
Peppercorn, Black (Organic) Feb. 2014 until mid-March 2014 Noah's Natural Foods @ 2395 Yonge St., Toronto

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product 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 this product.

More information

  • Noah's Natural Foods @ 322 Bloor St. West, Toronto: 416-968-7930
  • Noah's Natural Foods @ 2395 Yonge St., Toronto: 416-488-0904
  • CFIA by filling out the online feedback form

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