Updated Health Hazard Alert: Certain in Shell Hazelnuts or Mixed Nuts in Shell May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - The public warning issued on May 16, 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 or mixed nuts in shell 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 Up To
"Avelines jumbo en écales" Super Marché Pistilli 2105, rue Sauvé Est, Montréal, QC November 6, 2012 to
May 16, 2013
"Avelines" Charcuterie et Fromagerie La Petite Italie (1990) Inc. 8278, Boul. Maurice-Duplessis,
Montréal, QC
April 11, 2013 to
May 15, 2013
"Avelines en écales jumbo" Boulangerie Mariano
(Old Country Bakery)
8870, rue Verville,
Montréal, QC
November 6, 2012 to
February 10, 2013
"Noix mélange en écail" S. Bourassa Mt-Tremblant Ltée. 1109, de St-Jovite,
Mont-Temblant, QC
November 27, 2012 to May 15, 2013
"Avelines écail" S. Bourassa (Ste-Agathe) Ltée. 680, rue Principale Sud,
St-Agathe, QC
November 6, 2012 to May 15, 2013
"Noix mélange en écail" S. Bourassa (Ste-Agathe) Ltée. 680, rue Principale Sud,
St-Agathe, QC
November 6, 2012 to May 15, 2013
"Noix mélange" S. Bourassa (St-Sauveur) Ltée. 105 Guidon B, RR6,
St-Sauveur, QC
February 2, 2013 to
May 15, 2013
"Aveline en écales" Les Aliments Merci 4661, Boul. des Grandes Prairies,
Montréal, QC
November 6, 2012 to
February 28, 2013
"Aveline en écales" Les Aliments Merci 282, place du Marché Nord,
Montréal, QC
November 6, 2012 to
February 28, 2013
"Aveline en écales" Les Aliments Merci 4445, rue Ontario Est,
Montréal, QC
November 6, 2012 to
February 28, 2013
"Aveline en écales" Les Aliments Merci 3623, rue Ontario Est,
Montréal, QC
November 6, 2012 to
February 28, 2013
"Aveline en écales" Les Aliments Merci 2815, Boul. Masson,
Montréal, QC
November 6, 2012 to
February 28, 2013
"Avelines en écales jumbo" Frutta Si International (IGA) 1255, Shevchenko,
Montréal, QC
November 27, 2012 to
May 14, 2013
"Avelines" Charcuterie Fromagerie La Petite Italie 1990 Inc. 8278, Maurice Duplessis,
Montréal, QC
April 11, 2013 to
May 15, 2013
"Avelines en écales" Charcuterie du Village 3550, rue Ontario Est,
Montréal, QC
November 8, 2012 to May 15, 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.

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 diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

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

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page at: http://inspection.gc.ca/food_poisoning.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact:
CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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