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Updated Food Recall Warning - Pusateri's Fine Foods brand Organic Whole Black Peppercorns recalled due to Salmonella

Recall date:
April 12, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Organic Connections Ltd.
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8801

Recall 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.

Recalled 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

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.

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.

Illnesses

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

More information

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

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