Certain CLEF DES CHAMPS brand products may containSalmonella bacteria
OTTAWA, October 25, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Clef Des Champs brand products described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
The following Clef Des Champs brand products are affected by this alert:
|Organic Ginger Ground root||200 g||6 97026 92441 2||BF011441B08
|Organic Curry Spices Culinary Mix||35 g||6 97026 74967 1||CC0112 967B07
|Organic Curry Spices Culinary Mix||275 g||6 97026 69967 9||CC0112 967B08
|Organic Curry Spices Culinary Mix||500 g||6 97026 70967 5||CC0112 967B05
|Organic Spice Cake
|45 g||6 97026 74974 9||CC0312 974B01|
|20 kg||6 97026 70441 0||BF011441B|
These products have been distributed nationally.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
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.
The manufacturer, Herboristerie La Clef Des Champs Inc., Val-David, Quebec is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can call the 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).