Food recall warning

Pusateri's Fine Foods brand Organic Whole Black Peppercorns recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
April 12, 2014
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Organic Connections Ltd.
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8801

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 12, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on April 5, 2014 has been updated to include an additional product.

Organic Connections Ltd. is recalling Pusateri's Fine Foods brand Organic Whole Black Peppercorns from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

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 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 this product.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in the United States by Frontier Natural Products Co-op. 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
Pusateri's Fine Foods Organic Whole Black Peppercorns 245 g Lot # 040203-002 6 28240 51655 8

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