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Consumer Advisory - Bulk in-shell walnuts from Produce Depot (Bank St., Ottawa) may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
March 15, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Company / Firm:
Produce Depot
Extent of the distribution:

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 15, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the walnuts described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected walnuts were sold in bulk from Produce Depot, 2446 Bank St., Ottawa ON between February 26 and March 15, 2013, inclusive.

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

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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