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Consumer Advisory - Certain Nut Butters, Peanuts, Sugar and Tahini From Vicrossano Inc. May Contain Salmonella or Other Harmful Bacteria

Mar 23 2013 12:00AM



OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/23/13 -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use the nut butters, peanuts, sugar or tahini described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella or other harmful bacteria.

All sizes and codes of the following products from Vicrossano Inc. are affected by this advisory:

---------------------------------------------Brand Products---------------------------------------------Tout Naturel Creamy peanut butter Crunchy peanut butter Organic creamy peanut butter Organic crunchy peanut butter Organic tahini---------------------------------------------Yum Nature Almond butter Cashew butter Creamy peanut butter Crunchy peanut butter Organic cashew butter Organic creamy peanut butter Organic crunchy peanut butter Organic sugar Organic tahini Tahini Whole sesame butter---------------------------------------------Soeurs en Vrac Almond butter Creamy peanut butter Crunchy peanut butter Tahini---------------------------------------------None (bulk) Roasted almonds Roasted, split peanuts Roasted peanuts---------------------------------------------

These products have been distributed in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces as well.

Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.

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

Consumption of the affected peanuts, nut butters, tahini or sugar could result in a wide range of symptoms that may include vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever, headache and body ache. In rare cases, chronic, severe, or even life-threatening symptoms may occur.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at:

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: Food and consumer product recalls are also available at

CFIA Media Relations

Source: Marketwire

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