Updated Food Safety Warning - Madegood brand Chia and Berries Fruit & Nut Bars recalled due to Salmonella

Advisory date:
June 12, 2014
Reason for advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Riverside Natural Foods Ltd.
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8950

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 12, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on June 11, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. is recalling Madegood brand Chia and Berries Fruit & Nut Bars from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Madegood Chia and Berries Fruit & Nut Bar 36 g Lot#: 1213
Lot#: 0114
Lot#: 0314
6 87456 11103 2
Madegood Chia and Berries Raw Fruit & Nut Bar 12 x 36 g Lot#: 1213
Lot#: 0114
Lot#: 0314
6 87456 11303 6

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.

Background

This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. 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 products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

This recall has been issued as part of a foodborne illness outbreak investigation. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Media enquiries

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