One Heart brand Swiss Chard Pesto recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

Starting date:
December 21, 2016
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
One Heart Organics
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
11100

Advisory details

Ottawa, December 21, 2016 - One Heart Organics is recalling One Heart brand Swiss Chard Pesto from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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 Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

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

Background

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. 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
One Heart Swiss Chard Pesto Approximately 8 oz All units sold up to and including December 15, 2016 None
One Heart Swiss Chard Pesto Approximately 16 oz All units sold up to and including December 15, 2016 None

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