Organic garlic powder recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
March 27, 2015
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Steep Hill Food Co-op
Distribution:
Saskatchewan
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
9756

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 27, 2015 - The food recall warning issued on March 25, 2015 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Steep Hill Food Co-op is recalling organic garlic powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following product has been sold from the Steep Hill Food Co-op located at 730 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were 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 a recall in the United States by Frontier Co-op of Norway, Iowa. The recall by the US company is published on the website of the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). 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 Code(s) on product UPC
None Organic garlic powder Variable Variable None

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