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Updated Health Hazard Alert - Certain in shell hazelnuts or mixed nuts in shell may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
May 22, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Various retailers
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8019, 8535

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 22, 2013 - The public warning issued on May 21, 2013 has been updated to include additional product and distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain in shell hazelnuts or mixed nuts in shell described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products were sold in packages of various weights or in bulk at the locations indicated below. Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer.

Product name Store name Location Dates Sold
Avelines écail S. Bourassa Mt-Tremblant Ltée. 1109, de St-Jovite, Mont-Tremblant, QC November 27, 2012 to May 15, 2013
Avelines en écales Jardin du Mont 252, Denison Est, Granby, QC April 7, 2013 to May 7, 2013
Noix mélangées en écale La Vieille Dépense 145, St-Joseph, St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC April 16, 2013 to May 13, 2013
Noisette écale La Vieille Dépense 145, St-Joseph, St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC April 16, 2013 to May 13, 2013
Aveline écalée crue L’Intermarché Lagoria 5915, rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC April 16, 2013 to May 15, 2013
Noix mélange en écaille Fruiterie Milano Inc. 6862, St-Laurent, Montréal, QC November 13, 2012 to May 15, 2013
Aveline en écales Fruiterie Milano Inc. 6862, St-Laurent, Montréal, QC November 28, 2012 to December 28, 2012
Noix aveline (sac) Avril Supermarché Santé Brossard 8600, boulevard Leduc (Dix30), Brossard, QC April 19, 2013 to May 15, 2013
Avelines en écales Intermarché Palumbo 2710, Désormeaux, Montréal, QC March 8, 2013 to May 17, 2013
Avelines en écales Charcuterie Noël 5733, boulevard Léger, Montréal-Nord, QC November 9, 2012 to January 31, 2013
Avelines Marché Bonanza Lalumière 6852, Jean-Talon Est, Montréal, QC November 5, 2012 to February 8, 2013
Avelines en écales Intermarché DeRisi 8520, boulevard Lacordaire, Montréal, QC December 3, 2012 to January 31, 2013
Avelines naturelles écales Fruiterie Papaye & Mangue 3429, Ontario Est, Montréal, QC November 27, 2012 to May 15, 2013
Noix mélangées Fruiterie Papaye & Mangue 3429, Ontario Est, Montréal, QC November 27, 2012 to May 15, 2013
Noix aveline (sac) Avril Supermarché Santé 1195, chemin du Tremblay, Longueuil, QC December 19, 2012 to May 15, 2013

The following hazelnut product was distributed in Quebec by Distribution Yvan Nadeau Inc., St-Léon-de-Standon, QC.

Brand name Product name Size UPC Dates Sold
Les Distributions Yvan Nadeau Inc. "Aveline écales" 375 g 6 21001 01813 1 November 26, 2012 to May 14, 2013

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

These recalls are part of an on-going food safety investigation associated with a recall of bulk hazelnuts from USA. The CFIA is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify all affected products.

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

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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