Possible presence of the bacteria Salmonella in some dried basil
OTTAWA, August 15, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public, retailers and food service establishments not to consume, sell or use dried basil products described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.
A survey of food safety is in progress. The CFIA is working with various parties to identify and remove all the products off the market dried basil, 3 August 2012, by Shah Trading Co. Ltd.. located in Scarborough (Ontario) .
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1565 Chabanel O. Montreal, (Quebec)
6858 Jean-Talon E, St-Leonard, (Quebec),
4913 St-Jean, Pierrefonds (Quebec)
2995 Dagenais O. Laval, (Quebec),
May 31, 2012 to August 15, 2012
These products were distributed in Quebec.
No illnesses associated with consumption of these products have been reported.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look alteration or smell spoiled.Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious infections, sometimes fatal. In healthy people, salmonellosis may include symptoms of short duration such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Salmonellosis may cause long-term complications include severe arthritis.
The distributor is voluntarily recalling the affected products. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.