This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

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Health Hazard Alert - Various food products containing peanuts or peanut butter recalled by Sunland Inc., USA may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
October 19, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Nationwide Natural Foods, Summit Specialty Foods, Yung Soon Farms
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:
7549, 7586, 7674

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 19, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume, sell or serve the food products described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

These recalls are part of an ongoing food safety investigation. This recall of peanut butter products in Canada is related to the expanding peanut butter product recall in the USA by Sunland Inc. due to possible Salmonella Bredeney contamination.

There have been no illnesses reported in Canada associated with the consumption of these peanut butter products. However, there are confirmed Salmonella Bredeney illnesses in multiple states in the United States.

The importers and retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

*Correction to the lot codes of products identified in the health hazard alert issued on October 16, 2012.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Sunland Inc. Raw In Shell Peanuts 25 lb Bulk Best By dates / Lot Codes
Oct.12, 2012 to Oct.12, 2013
Item# 10108 Distribution
ON (Certain stores)
PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch Bar 56.7 g Best By dates / Lot Codes
1 March 2013*;
12 July 2013
8 12787 00100 8 Distribution
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch Bar Box of 15 Best By dates / Lot Codes
1 March 2013*;
12 July 2013
8 12787 00200 5 Distribution
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

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.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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