Ottawa, August 29, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sobeys Inc. are warning the public not to consume the store-made Tropical Fruit Salad described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup bacteria.
The affected product, store-made Tropical Fruit Salad, 16oz. size, may contain Daniella brand mango as an ingredient. This product was sold only at Southbrook Sobeys, 1109 James Mowatt Trail SW, Edmonton, Alberta up to and including August 29, 2012.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
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 diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis. If you think you have illness symptoms related to salmonellosis, please contact your family doctor.
The manufacturer, Sobeys Inc., Edmonton, Alberta is voluntarily recalling the affected salad 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:
Consumer Response Coordinator, Sobeys Inc., at 1-888-476-2397 or email at email@example.com
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).
For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml
For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA’s Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp
To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.
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