Certain Frisco's, Queen Victoria and Metro brands spinach may contain Salmonella bacteria

Starting date:
September 23, 2013
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Health Hazard Alert
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd.
Distribution:
Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8348

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 23, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Ippolito Fruit and Produce Ltd., are warning the public not to consume the Frisco's, Queen Victoria and Metro brands spinach described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

These products have been distributed in Ontario and Quebec. These products may also have been distributed to other provinces.

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

The manufacturer, Ippolito Fruit and Produce Ltd., Burlington, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Frisco's 284 g Lot Code/Best Before
2 D66258/2013 SE 30
0 33383 65201 6
Frisco's 170 g Lot Code/Best Before
2 D66258
0 33383 45041 4
Queen Victoria 227 g Lot Code/Best Before
2 D66258/2013 SE 30
0 60556 00227 9
Metro 171 g Lot Code/Best Before
2 D66258/2013 SE 30
0 59749 89955 0

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Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Bill Kennedy, Ippolito Fruit and Produce Ltd., at 905-633-3614 or email at bill.kennedy@ippolito.biz ; or,

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.


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