Certain in shell hazelnuts may contain Salmonella bacteria

Starting date:
May 29, 2013
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Health Hazard Alert
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Various retailers
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 29, 2013 - The public warning issued on May 23, 2013 has been updated to include additional product and distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain in shell hazelnuts described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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.

Product name Store name Location Dates Sold
"Avelines" D.F. Rouleau Inc. 241, Principale, Les Hauteurs, QC April 18, 2013 to May 10, 2013
"Avelines" UPC code 200330800923 Marché St-Laurent Nouvelle Inc. 142, Rte 112, Nouvelle, QC March 11, 2013 to May 14, 2013
"Avelines" Épicerie Simon Rioux 133, rue Thériault, Padoue, QC March 29, 2013 to May 14, 2013
UPC code 200003506244
Toit des Magasineux (1988) Inc. 40, Principale Ouest, La-Trinité-des-Monts, QC April 18, 2013 to May 13, 2013
"Avelines naturelles" Alimentation N.M. 228, rue Gendron, St-Léon-le-Grand, QC April 10, 2013 to May 10, 2013
"Avelines en écailles" UPC code 200524102260 Coopérative de Solidarité de St-Vianney 1040-C, Route 195, St-Vianney, QC March 28, 2013 to May 14, 2013
"Avelines" Épicerie St-François Inc. 430, Chemin Central, St-François-d'Assise, QC March 7, 2013 to May 14, 2013

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

These recalls are part of an on-going food safety investigation associated with a recall of bulk hazelnuts from USA. The CFIA is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify all affected products.

The importer, distributers, and retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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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.