Food Investigation Response Manual
Appendix 5K - Food Safety Warning - Unspecified Hazard

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[DRAFT] Food Safety Warning

(Product) may be unsafe due to (hazard)

OTTAWA, (Date) – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume (and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use) the product(s) described below due to (hazard).

The following product(s) (has/have) been sold in (province(s) of distribution).



What you should do

Check to see if you have the product in your home. If the product is in your home do not consume it.

Food contaminated with (hazard)...


This warning was triggered by (the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities/ Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results/ a consumer complaint/ a recall in another country/ findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak). The (CFIA/ Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of these or other products. If products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through a Food Recall Warning.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of (this/these) product(s).

[or when there is illness]

There (has been one reported illness/have been reported illnesses) associated with the consumption of (this/these) product(s).

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