Certain KROWN brand CHERRY TOMATOES and various STORE-MADE PARTY TRAYS containing CHERRY TOMATOES may contain Salmonella bacteria
OTTAWA, November 21, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the cherry tomatoes and store-made party trays containing cherry tomatoes described below because the products may be contaminated withSalmonella.
The following products are affected by this alert:
|Krown||Cherry tomatoes||551 ml||0 33383 65520 8||November 13 to 21, 2012, inclusive|
|None – Sold at Safeway stores||Various store-made party trays containing cherry tomatoes||Various||Various||November 14 to 21, 2012, inclusive|
These products have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, North West Territories and Yukon and may 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 diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
The importer and retailers are 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).
Krown brand cherry tomatoes