Food Investigation Response Manual
Appendix 5D - Food Recall Warning - Salmonella
For immediate release
[DRAFT] Food Recall Warning
(Product) recalled due to Salmonella
OTTAWA, (Date) – (Company) is recalling (product) from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product(s) described below.
[Or when the company/importer cannot be named]
Industry is recalling (product) from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product(s) described below.
The following product(s) (has/have) been sold in (province(s) of distribution).
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products 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.
- Learn more about the health risks
- Sign up for recall notifications by email or follow us on Twitter
- View our detailed explanation of the food safety investigation and recall process
This recall was triggered by (the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities/ Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results/ a consumer complaint/ a recall in another country/ findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak/ the company). The (CFIA/ 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.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of (this/these) product(s).
[or when there is illness]
There (has been one reported illness/have been reported illnesses) associated with the consumption of (this/these) product(s).
- (Company name) : (Company contact information)
- CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus
CFIA Media Relations
- Date modified: