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Health Hazard Alert - Certain FRESH EXPRESS brand HEARTS OF ROMAINE SALAD may contain Salmonella bacteria
Recall / advisory date:
October 11, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Company / Firm:
Canada Safeway Ltd.
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Ottawa, October 11, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Fresh Express brand Hearts of Romaine salad because this product may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
The CFIA is working with the Canadian importers to remove the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
Codes(s) on Product
Hearts of Romaine salad
510 g (18 oz.)
production code S270A24, and Best Before Date OCT 11
0 71279 26201 7
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.