Bulk Filbert, Hazelnut Recall [Canada]

Canadian FlagCanada/Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) warns the public not to consume certain in Bulk Filberts and Bulk Hazelnuts described below due to Salmonella hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/l8v7A

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/29277r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports 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.:

  • Filberts: Luciano Foods, 114 Preston Street, Ottawa, ON; Sold Dates: Nov 24, 2012 to May 14, 2013
  • Hazelnuts in Shells: Il Negozio Nicastro, 792 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON; Sold Dates: Nov 22, 2012 to May 14, 2013
  • Avelines en écales: Le Crac Aliments Sains Inc., 690 rue St-Jean, Quebec, QC: April 3, 2013 to May 13, 2013
  • Avelines en écales (Jumbo): Cananut, 1565 Chabanel O., Montreal, QC: Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013
  • Avelines en écales (Jumbo): Cananut, 6858 Jean-Talon Est, Montreal, QC: Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013
  • Avelines en écales (Jumbo): Cananut, 2995 Dagenais O., Laval, QC: Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013
  • Avelines en écales (Jumbo): Cananut, 4913 St-Jean, Pierrefonds, QC: Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013

The following Hazelnut product was distributed in Quebec and New Brunswick by Le Meilleur Enr., Montmagny, QC.

  • LM Filberts in the shell, 375 gram; UPC: 0 66577 50450 1; Product codes: 12317 to 13112

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/l11up

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