Certain GOLDEN BOY brand INSHELL MIXED NUTS may contain Salmonella bacteria
OTTAWA, December 12, 2012 – The public warning issued on December 11, 2012 has been updated to include additional distribution information.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The affected product, Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts are sold in 1.36 kg (3 lb) mesh bags bearing UPC 0 64684 10948 0.
This product was distributed through Loblaws banners as follows:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Sakatchewan: Extra Foods, No Frills, RCWC, Shop Easy / SuperValu, Superstore, Westfair, YIG
New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island: Cash & Carry/RCWC, Dominion, Freshmart / Red & White, No Frills, , Save Easy, Superstore
Ontario: Cash & Carry/RCWC, Freshmart, Loblaws, No Frills, Superstore, Valu-mart, YIG, Zehrs
Quebec: Loblaws, Maxi & Cie, Maxi, Provigo
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
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 packer, Golden Boy Foods Ltd, Burnaby, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected product 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 / TTY1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).