Food recall warning

Field cucumbers and various in-store produced products that contain cucumbers purchased from Safeway recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
September 6, 2015
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Safeway
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
10034

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 6, 2015 - Safeway is recalling field cucumbers and various in-store produced products that contain cucumbers purchased from Safeway due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

This recall applies to fresh field cucumbers sold in bulk, unwrapped and various in-store produced products that contain cucumbers, such as Greek salad, vegetable trays, sushi and sandwiches purchased from Safeway on or before September 6, 2015. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected products should check with their Safeway store.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Who is affected

Currently, the CFIA is not aware of any reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce ("A&W") of San Diego, California, and may be associated with an outbreak in the United States. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
None Field cucumbers (bulk, unwrapped) Variable Purchased from Safeway on or before September 6, 2015 PLU 4062
Safeway Various in-store produced products that contain cucumbers (Greek salad, vegetable trays, sushi and sandwiches) Variable Purchased from Safeway on or before September 6, 2015 Various

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