Frisco’s, Queen Victoria & Metro Spinach Recall [Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd. recalls some Frisco’s, Queen Victoria and Metro brands Spinach due to Salmonella hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/pjoF6

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/35865r-eng.php

Additional information:2557 - Frisco'sQueenVictoriaMetroSpinach
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Spinach are subject to this recall:

  • Frisco’s Spinach, 284 gram cello bag; Lot Code/Best Before date: 2 D66258/2013 SE 30; UPC: 0 33383 65201 6
  • Frisco’s Spinach, 170 gram cello bag; Lot Code/Best Before date: 2 D66258; UPC: 0 33383 45041 4
  • Queen Victoria Spinach, 227 gram cello bag; Lot Code/Best Before date: 2 D66258/2013 SE 30; UPC: 0 60556 00227 9
  • Metro Spinach, 171 gram cello bag; Lot Code/Best Before: 2 D66258/2013 SE 30; UPC: 0 59749 89955 0

According to CFIA, the recalled Spinach is known to have been distributed in Ontario and Quebec; these products may also have been distributed to other provinces.

About Salmonella Poisoning:
Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) is a very common type of food poisoning caused by the Salmonella bacterium. Although there are thought to be over 2,000 different kinds of these bacteria, only a comparative few make humans sick. Salmonella serotype “Typhimurium” and Salmonella serotype “Enteritidis” are thought to the two most common types in North America.

In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. Even in otherwise healthy people, Salmonellosis may cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In rare cases, however, Salmonellosis can cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected Aneurysms) Endocarditis and Arthritis. If you suspect your food is contaminated, do not eat it. Contact the retailer for a refund or replacement. Wash your hands, contaminated preparation surfaces, cutlery and serving dishes thoroughly with hot soapy water and dry. Contact your MD immediately if you experience Salmonellosis symptoms.

You can learn more about Salmonellosis from Health Canada at: http://ht.ly/o1sgv

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CFIA reference number: 8348
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2557
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