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Food Safety Warning - RAU RĂM (finger mint) and NGÒ GAI (culantro) may be unsafe due to Salmonella

Advisory date:
October 20, 2015
Reason for advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Canada Herb
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
10123

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 20, 2015 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use the products described below due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Only RAU RĂM (finger mint) and NGÒ GAI (culantro) imported by Canada Herb and sold from October 14, 2015 to October 20, 2015 are affected by this warning. These products may have been sold in clear plastic bags bearing the name Canada Herb or may have been repackaged or sold in bulk without a label or coding. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected products are advised to contact their retailer.

Products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
None RAU RĂM (finger mint) Variable None None
None NGÒ GAI (culantro) Variable None None

What you should do

Check to see if you have the products in your home. If the products are in your home, do not consume them.

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 warning was triggered by CFIA test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of these or other products. If products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through a Food Recall Warning.

Illnesses

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

More information

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

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