Suraj brand Garlic Powder recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
November 19, 2013
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Loblaw Companies Limited
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8479

Advisory details

Ottawa, November 19, 2013 - Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling Suraj brand Garlic Powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold nationally.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was 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.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The 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.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size UPC Additional info
Suraj Garlic Powder 400 g 0 57197 37238 0 Best Before 2015 AL 22

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Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

  • Loblaw Companies Limited: Public Relations Department, pr@loblaw.ca or 905-459-2500;
  • Loblaw Companies Limited: Customer Relations, customerservice@loblaws.ca or 1-888-495-5111
  • CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.