Food recall warning

Organic garlic powder recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
March 19, 2015
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Accomodation Bio, Country Grocer (Salt Spring)
British Columbia, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 19, 2015 - The food recall warning issued on March 17, 2015 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling organic garlic powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.


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

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


This recall was triggered by a recall in the United States by Frontier Co-op of Norway, Iowa. The recall by the US company is published on the website of the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). 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 products from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC Additional info
Accommodation Bio "Ail en poudre bio" Variable "Packed on" dates 31OC2014 et 05NO2014 Variable Sold by Accommodation Bio, located at 1298 2e Avenue, Quebec, Quebec from October 31, 2014 to March 17, 2015
None Organic garlic powder Variable None None Sold from bulk bins at Country Grocer, located at 374 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia from January 1, 2015 to January 14, 2015


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