Updated Schwartz’s At Home Meats Recall

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Recall date:
November 15, 2013
Reason for recall:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Les Salaisons Desco Inc.
Distribution:
Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Recall details

Ottawa, November 15, 2013 – The Food Recall Warning issued on November 13, 2013 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Les Salaisons Desco Inc. is recalling Schwartz’s At Home brand Smoked Meat from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, but may also have been sold in other provinces.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Schwartz’s At Home Smoked Meat 500 g (4 x 125 g) 2013DE13 6 27533 96123 5

What you should do

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Les Salaisons Desco Inc.: 1-800-363-4291 ext: 2244 or 450-437-7182 ext: 2244

Schwartz's brand Smoked MeatSchwartz's brand Smoked Meat - UPCSchwartz's brand Smoked Meat - back of package

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Imported Salad Products from Reser’s Fine Foods Recalled

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Certain salad products from Reser’s Fine Foods (Topeka, KS) may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
October 26, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Reser’s Fine Foods Inc.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 26, 2013 – The public warning issued on October 24, 2013 has been updated to include additional products and Best Before dates.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Reser’s Fine Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume the salad products described below, because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The manufacturer, Reser’s Fine Foods Inc., Beaverton, Oregon, USA, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The following products, marked with a Best Before Date followed by a plant identifier code of 20, are affected by this alert:

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Market Pantry Coleslaw 425 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC10 to 2013 NO03
6 28919 00240 5
Market Pantry Macaroni Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC20 to 2013 NO11
6 28919 00239 9
Market Pantry Potato & Egg Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 NO03 to 2013 NO17
6 28919 00238 2
Market Pantry Potato Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC20 to 2013 NO14
6 28919 00237 5
Reser’s Fine Foods Creamy Spinach Dip 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC17 to 2013 NO14
0 71117 61206 6
Reser’s Fine Foods Crunchy Cole Slaw 425 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC10 to 2013 NO08
0 71117 18244 6
Reser’s Fine Foods Crunchy Cole Slaw 1.25 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC10 to 2013 NO08
0 71117 61225 7
Reser’s Fine Foods Gourmet Red Potato Salad 1.81 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC12 to 2013 NO15
0 71117 00164 8
Reser’s Fine Foods Gourmet Red Potato Salad 340 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC12 to 2013 NO10
0 71117 61209 7
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad with Deviled Egg 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC12 to 2013 NO15
0 71117 61252 3
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad with Egg 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO26
0 71117 18243 9
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad with Egg 1.25 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO26
0 71117 61321 6
Reser’s Fine Foods Traditional Cole Slaw with Oil & Vinegar 425 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC10 to 2013 NO07
0 71117 61254 7
Reser’s Fine Foods Cheesy Macaroni Salad 1.25 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC20 to 2013 NO18
0 71117 61227 1
Reser’s Fine Foods Cheesy Macaroni Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC20 to 2013 NO18
0 71117 18241 5
Reser’s Fine Foods Ranch Pasta Salad with Bacon 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC11 to 2013 NO07
0 71117 61250 9
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO21
0 71117 18242 2
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad 1.25 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO26
0 71117 61320 9
Reser’s Fine Foods Macaroni Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO26
0 71117 18240 8
Reser’s Fine Foods Macaroni Salad 1.25 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO21
0 71117 61322 3
Reser’s Fine Foods Homestyle Potato Salad 454 g Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC10 to 2013 NO07
0 71117 61251 6
Reser’s Fine Foods Potato Salad* 3.63 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO27
0 71117 00215 7 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Loaded Baked Potato Salad* 2.27 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC08 to 2013 NO10
0 71117 11586 4 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Cole Slaw* 3.18 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC08 to 2013 NO10
0 71117 15124 4 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Chicken Salad Dressing* 3.63 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC24 to 2013 NO20
71117 14761 2 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Macaroni Salad* 3.63 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC25 to 2013 NO20
0 71117 00216 4 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Four Bean Salad* 3.63 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 NO24 to 2013 DE15
71117 61281 3 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Reser’s Fine Foods Diced Potato with Egg Salad* 3.63 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC23 to 2013 NO26
71117 65135 5 * These affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.
Stonemill Kitchens Red Potato Salad with Dijon 2.27 kg Best Before Date(s)
from 2013 OC15 to 2013 NO18
0 71117 61629 3

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Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

    • Reser's Fine Foods - Four Bean Salad - 3.63 kg
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Macaroni Salad - 3.63 kg
    • Chicken Salad Dressing - 3.63 kg
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad - 3.63 kg
    • Market Pantry - Macaroni Salad - 145 g
    • Market Pantry - Potato and Egg Salad - 140 g
    • Market Pantry - Potato  Salad - 140 g
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Ranch Pasta Salad with Bacon - 454 g
    • Cheesy Macaroni  Salad-1.25 kilograms
    • Cheesy Macaroni  Salad-454 grams
    • Market Pantry - coleslaw
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Creamy Spinach Dip
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Crunchy Cole Slaw - 425 gram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Crunchy Cole Slaw - 1.25 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Gourmet Red Potato Salad - 1.81 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Gourmet Red Potato Salad - 340 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad with Deviled Egg - 454 gram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad with Egg - 454 gram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad with Egg - 1.25 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Traditional Cole Slaw with Oil & Vinegar - 425 gram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad (bulk)
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Loaded Baked Potato Salad (bulk)
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Cole Slaw (bulk)
    • Stonemill Kitchens - Red Potato Salad with Dijon
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad - 1.25 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Macaroni Salad - 1.25 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Homestyle Potato Salad - 454 kilogram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Macaroni Salad - 454 gram
    • Reser's Fine Foods - Potato Salad - 454 gram

 

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Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues Recalls Cheese

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Le Canotier De L’isle Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
September 13, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8321

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 13, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues are warning the public not to consume the Le Canotier de l’Isle cheese described below because the product may be contaminated withListeria monocytogenes.

Also affected by this alert is the above product which may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected product.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The manufacturer, Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues, L’Île-aux-Grues, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Le Canotier de l’Isle Le Canotier de l’Isle Firm cheese surface ripened various PRODUCTION DATE
28SE12
2 10200 xxxxx x* (*variable)

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Société coopérative agricole de l’Île-aux-Grues
418-248-5842 extension 101
info@fromagesileauxgrues.com

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

    • Le Canotier de l’Isle cheese

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Gort’s Gouda Cheese E. coli Outbreak Leaves One Dead, Triggers Recall

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm brand raw milk cheeses may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
September 17, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – E. coli O157:H7
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm (EST 4478)
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
 

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 17, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm (EST 4478) are warning the public not to consume cheese products described below because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

This recall is the result of an ongoing food safety investigation initiated as a result of a recent outbreak investigation. There may be recalls of additional products as the investigation at this facility continues.

All sizes of the raw milk cheeses listed below are affected by this recall.

These affected products were sold at the manufacturer’s outlet, at retail stores in Alberta and British Columbia, and through internet sale from May 27 to September 14, 2013, inclusive.

Lot codes 122 to 138 are affected by this recall.

Some product packages may not bear a lot code or indicate that the cheese was made with raw milk. These products were also sold clerk-served from deli counters with or without a label or coding. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. (See CBC News Article below).

The manufacturer, Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm, Salmon Arm, BC is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Medium Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Aged Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm X Aged Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Cumin Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Greek Blend: Onion, Paprika, Parsley, Pepper, Thyme, Oregano Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Gouda Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Smoked Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Gouda Cheese with Red Peppers, Ginger Onions & Garlic Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Peppercorn, Ginger, Paprika, Onion & Garlic Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Parsley, Celery, Onion, Garlic, Dill & Chives Quaso de Prato
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Maasdammer
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Beaufort
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Parmesan
Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Mazouda

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Aged Quaso de Prato
Greek Blend: Onion, Paprika, Parsley, Pepper, Thyme, Oregano
Maasdammer
Beaufort
Mazouda
Medium Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato
Cumin Quaso de Prato
Gouda Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers Quaso de Prato
Smoked Gouda Cheese Quaso de Prato
Gouda Cheese with Red Peppers, Ginger Onions & Garlic Quaso de Prato
Peppercorn, Ginger, Paprika, Onion & Garlic Quaso de Prato
Parsley, Celery, Onion, Garlic, Dill & Chives Quaso de Prato
 

E. coli cheese outbreak in B.C., Alberta leaves 1 dead, 10 ill

Gort’s Cheese of Salmon Arm, B.C., suspected in outbreak

CBC News

1 dead after E. coli outbreak

One person has died and 10 have become ill in B.C. and Alberta after eating E. coli tainted products from Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm of Salmon Arm, B.C.

A statement from Health Canada said there were four cases of illness in B.C. and seven in Alberta.

“One of the cases in British Columbia has died, and the cause of death is currently under investigation,” said the Health Canada statement.

One person is still recovering in hospital and several cases remain under investigation, said B.C. Centre for Disease Control epidemiologist Dr. Eleni Galanis.

The illnesses began in July, with the majority of infected people displaying symptoms in late August to early September.

Some product packages may not bear a lot code or indicate that the cheese was made with raw milk, and CFIA advises consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product to contact their retailer.

Farm owner and operator Kathy Wikkerink said she was devastated by the news.

“We feel like we … we have hurt these people and it’s totally unintentionally … we were totally unaware of this bacteria being in any of our products,” she said.

“We only have raw milk cheese sales … people come here for raw milk cheese,” adding the farm will only make pasteurized cheese for the time being.

“Our shelves are bare and we just are trying to hold it together and stay alive,” she said.

It is illegal to sell unpasteurized milk, but cheese made from unpasteurized milk is legal for sale in Canada.

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Imported Oysters & Clams From Connecticut, USA, May Contain Vibrio parahaemolyticus Bacteria

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Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain clams from Connecticut (USA) may contain Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
August 8, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Other
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Allseas Fisheries Corp.
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8228
 Advisory details
Ottawa, August 8, 2013 – The health hazard alert issued on August 7, 2013 has been updated to include additional distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the clams described below because they may be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected clams should contact their retailer.

The Canadian importers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture announced a recall of oysters and clams from certain harvest areas, reporting that they were implicated in a number of illnesses in the US. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these oysters and clams in Canada. More information on the US recall is available at http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?Q=529440&A=1401.

The following clams, sold in various weights and counts, are affected by this alert:

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Codes(s) on Product Additional Info
Littleneck clams Codes or dates of sale
Sold from July 3/13 to August 6/13, inclusively
Sold from
Loblaw, 60 Carleton St., Toronto ON
Loblaw, 1740 Richmond St. N., London ON
Loblaw, 5010 Glen Erin Dr., Mississauga, ON
Loblaw, 650 Dupont St., Toronto, ON
Loblaw, 3671 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke, ON
Loblaw, 585 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Loblaw, 3501 Yonge St., North York, ON
Loblaw, 396 St Clair Ave. W., Toronto, ON
Real Canadian Superstore, 1385 Harmony Rd. N., Oshawa ON
Real Canadian Superstore, 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Dr., Toronto, ON
Sobeys, 344 Glendale Ave.St Catharines, ON
Zehrs, 200 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge ON
Zehrs, 472 Bayfield St., Barrie, ON

More information

Food contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause vibriosis, a food borne illness. Symptoms include watery and/or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, and chills. Symptoms usually appear about 12-24 hours after eating contaminated food products, but the onset can range from four to 96 hours. Severe illness is rare and occurs more commonly in persons with weakened immune systems.

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Diwa Frozen Grated Coconut Recalled

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Health Hazard Alert – Diwa brand frozen grated coconut from the Philippines may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
August 12, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Diwa Products Ltd.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8238
 

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 12, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Diwa Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Diwa brand Grated Coconut described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Diwa brand coconut, sold frozen, product of Philippines, is affected by this alert.

There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The importer, Diwa Products Ltd., Toronto, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Diwa Grated Coconut 16 oz. (454 g) None 6 28838 52049 3
Diwa Grated Coconut 40 x 16 oz. case SPO313 None

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Diwa Products Ltd. at 1-877-749-0023 or 1-416-754-0028

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.

Diwa	Grated Coconut	16 ounce (454 grams)

Diwa	Grated Coconut - nutrition information
Diwa	Grated Coconut 40 x 16 ounce case
Diwa	Grated Coconut 40 x 16 ounce case - Code SP0313
 

 

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Al Nakhil Company Tahina Recall Continues to Grow

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Clic, Al Nakhil and Al Koura brand Tahina products may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
August 16, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Al Nakhil Co
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 16, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public, food service establishments, and retailers, not to consume, serve, use, or sell the tahina products described below because they may be contaminated withSalmonella.

Some of the affected product was sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is working with the Canadian importers to remove all affected products from the market place. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

All Tahina products, manufactured by Al Nakhil Co, of Lebanon between September 5, 2012 and April 21, 2013, are affected by this alert. At this time, the following products have been identified:

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product
Clic Sesame Paste Tahina all sizes LOT#1350/12 to LOT#1466/12;
LOT#1101/13 to LOT#1212/13
Al Nakhil Sesame Paste Tahina all sizes LOT#1350/12 to LOT#1466/12;
LOT#1101/13 to LOT#1212/13
Al Koura Tahina Extra all sizes LOT#1350/12 to LOT#1466/12;
LOT#1101/13 to LOT#1212/13

More information

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.

Clic - Sesame Paste Tahina - 454 gClic - Sesame Paste Tahina - 907 g
Al Nakhil - Sesame Paste TahinaAl Nakhil - Sesame Paste Tahina - lot
Al Koura - Tahina Extra

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Raw Oysters & Clams Recalled for Paralytic Shellfish Intoxication

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain raw oysters and clams harvested in British Columbia may contain paralytic shellfish toxin

Recall / advisory date:
August 16, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Other
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, May be National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 16, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to serve or consume the raw shellfish products described below because they may contain paralytic shellfish toxins that can cause illness if consumed.

These shellfish products were primarily distributed to wholesalers and institutional clients such as restaurants. However, the affected shellfish products may also have been sold in smaller quantities at some retail seafood counters. Consumers who are unsure whether they have the affected products are advised to check with their retailer or supplier.

These products have been distributed in Alberta and British Columbia. However, they may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

There have been no reported cases of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) associated with the consumption of these products.

Paralytic shellfish toxins are a group of natural toxins that sometimes accumulate in bivalve shellfish that include oysters, clams, scallops, mussels and cockles. Non-bivalve shellfish, such as whelks, can also accumulate PSP toxins. These toxins can cause PSPif consumed. Symptoms of PSP include tingling and numbness of the lips, tongue, hands and feet, and difficulty swallowing. In severe situations, this can proceed to difficulty walking, muscle paralysis, respiratory paralysis and death in as quickly as 12 hours.

The shellfish processors are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The following raw shellfish products, harvested on August 13, 2013 from sub area 23-6, Effingham Inlet and Useless Inlet in British Columbia, are affected by this alert:

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product Additional Info
Oyster N/Shell Effingham XSM 5 dozen 14130 Processor
Albion Fisheries Ltd., Richmond
Oyster N/Shell Pac Rim Petite 5 dozen 14130 Processor
Albion Fisheries Ltd., Richmond
Clam N/Shell Manila lb 14137 Processor
Albion Fisheries Ltd., Richmond
Pacific Rim Petite Oysters Various 13081401 Processor
Pacific Rim Shellfish (2003) Corporation, Vancouver
Manila Clams Various 13081403 Processor
Pacific Rim Shellfish (2003) Corporation, Vancouver
Little Neck Clams 20 lb 13081402 Processor
Pacific Rim Shellfish (2003) Corporation, Vancouver
Petite Oysters in Shell 5 dozen 11931 Processor
Clear Bay Fisheries Inc., Richmond
Oysters in Shell 5 dozen 11931 Processor
Clear Bay Fisheries Inc., Richmond

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White Veal Meat Packers (Est. 412) Recalls Veal Liver

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain veal liver sold in Quebec may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
August 9, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – E. coli O157:H7
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
White Veal Meat Packers (Est. 412)
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8236

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 9, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and White Veal Meat Packers Ltd. (EST 412) are warning the public not to consume Veal Liver described below because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The affected product, Veal Liver, was sold from the following retail stores in Quebec from July 31, 2013 to August 9, 2013, inclusive.

Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

White Veal Meat Packers Ltd., (EST 412), Toronto, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIAis monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Additional Info
Veal Liver Variable weight Sold from:
Boucherie Al Khair Inc., 428 av. Lafleur, Lasalle
Boucherie Al Khair Inc., 1550 boul. Daniel Johnson, Laval
Boucherie Al Khair Inc., 300 rue Jean-Talon E, Montréal
Les Caprices d’Al-Adhba Inc., 2235 rue Saint-Rémi, Laval

More information

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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More Gorgonzola Cheese Recalled

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Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Gorgonzola Verdi Dolce Italian Cheese from Whole Foods Market may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
August 5, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Whole Foods Market (Markham)
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8217

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 5, 2013 – The public warning issued on August 2, 2013 has been updated to include additional product information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Whole Foods Market are warning the public not to consume the Gorgonzola Verdi Dolce Italian cheese described below because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

This product was sold from Whole Foods Market, 3997 Hwy 7, Markham, Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The retailer, Whole Foods Market, Markham, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
1800 Select Silver Gorgonzola Verdi Dolce Italian Cheese Packages of varying weight Best Before date of 13AU23 and 13AU29 Beginning with 0293317

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Whole Foods Market at 512-477-5566

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth. 

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Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Ballarini brand gorgonzola cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
August 8, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Jan K Overweel Ltd.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8229

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 8, 2013 – The public warning issued on August 2, 2013 has been updated to include additional Best Before date codes of the affected product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Jan K Overweel Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Ballarini brand Gorgonzola cheese products described below because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Ballarini brand Gorgonzola cheese, product of Italy, is affected by this alert.

Also affected by this alert are the above products which may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected products.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The importer, Jan K Overweel Ltd., Woodbridge, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Ballarini Gorgonzola D.O.P. Cremaverde 4 x 1.5 kg (Random weight) JKO Code: ZAN03012
Best Before dates:
2013/09/19 – PO# 28063
2013/09/06 – PO# 27951
2013/08/15 – PO# 27678
Starts with 2724118

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Jan K Overweel Ltd. at 905-850-9010; or CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.Ballarini-Gorgonzola D.O.P. CremaverdeBallarini-Gorgonzola D.O.P. Cremaverde - label

 

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