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Consumer Advisory: Certain Almond Butter, Peanut Butter and Tahini Sold in Bulk or Repackaged at Various Retailers May Contain Salmonella or Other Harmful Bacteria

May 11 2013 12:00AM

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/11/13 -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain almond butter, peanut butter and tahini sold in bulk or repackaged at the various locations described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella or other harmful bacteria.

The affected products were sold at some time during the period indicated below.

Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer.

1. Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter, Tootsi Impex Inc., 10 kg, Lots: JM12 164 and JM12 086, available from May 2012

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Store name Location Dates Sold Up To----------------------------------------------------------------------------Mother Natures 331 Columbia Avenue, Castelgar, BC April 19, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Les Peres Nature St-Georges 10735, 1E Avenue, St-Georges, QC January 15, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Peres Nature (Ste-Marie) Inc. 590 Boul Vachon Nord, Ste-Marie-de Beauce, QC February 9, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Le Vrac du marche Atwater 138 Avenue Atwater, Montreal, QC December 15, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Le Garde-manger chez Gail 103 rue Chateauguay, Huntingdon, QC November 30, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Foodsmiths 106 Wilson Street W., Perth, ON December 31, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Yarmouth Natural Food 3 Jenkins Street, September 25 - Yarmouth, NS October 25, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Herb & Spice 375 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON Septembre 30, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Frenco 3985 Boul. St- Laurent, Montreal, QC December 15, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------



2. Organic Peanut Butter, Tootsi Impex Inc., 10 kg, Lots: JM12 164 and JM12 086, available from May 2012

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Store name Dates Sold Up Location To----------------------------------------------------------------------------Penticton Whole Food Emporium 1771 Main Street # 103, Penticton, BC April 19, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Nutter's Prince Albert 365, 36th Street W, Prince Albert, SK April 19, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------CRMR at Home 330-17 Avenue, SW, May 24, 2012 - Calgary, AB April 19, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Going Nuts Calgary Farmer's Market, 510- 77th July 10 - Avenue SE, Calgary, December 31, AB 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Market Organics 126 York St., Ottawa, ON April 19, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Kredl's Corner Market 1171 Main Street, May 23 - July Hampton, NB 31, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Pour l'amour d'une planete 507B rue du sud, January 15, Cowansville, QC 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Noah's Natural Foods 322 Bloor Street W., Toronto, ON April 19, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Cedars & Co. Food Market 1255 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON April 19, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Country Bulk Inc. 845 Weber Street North, Waterloo, ON April 19, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------



3. Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, Tootsi Impex Inc., 10 kg, Lots: JM12 164 and JM12 086, available from March 2012

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Store name Location Dates Sold Up To----------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunripe 744 Adelaide St. N., August 3, 2012 - London, ON April 19, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Le Vrac du marche Atwater 138 Avenue Atwater, Montreal, QC December 15, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Herb & Spice 375 Bank Street, Ottawa, On September 30, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Yarmouth Natural Food 3 Jenkins Street, September 25 - Yarmouth, NS October 25, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Foodsmiths 106 Wilson Street W., Perth, ON December 31, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Le Garde-Manger chez Gail 103 rue Chateauguay, Huntingdon, QC November 30, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Les Peres Nature St-Georges 10735, 1E Avenue, St-Georges, QC January 15, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Peres Nature (Ste-Marie) Inc. 590 Boul Vachon Nord, Ste-Marie-de Beauce, QC February 9, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Frenco 3985 Boul. St- Laurent, Montreal, QC December 15, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Cedars & Co. Food Market 1255 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON April 19, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------



4. Natural Almond Butter, Tootsi Impex Inc., 10 kg, Lots: 1027R and 12 164, available from May 2012

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Store name Location Dates Sold Up To----------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunripe 744 Adelaide St. N., September 6, 2012 London, ON -April 19, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Foodsmiths 106 Wilson SteetW, Perth, ON December 31, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Yarmouth Natural Food 3 Jenkins Street, September 25 - Yarmouth, NS October 25, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Frenco 3985 Boul. St- Laurent, Montreal, QC December 15, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Foodstuffs Inc. 89 Main South, Georgetown, ON April 19, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Pour l'amour d'une planete 507B rue du sud, Cowansville, QC January 15, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------



5. Organic Tahini (Bulk), Tootsi Impex Inc., 10 kg, Lots: JM12 164 and JM12 086, available from April 2012

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Store name Dates Sold Up Location To----------------------------------------------------------------------------Kredl's Corner Market 1171 Main Street, July 31, 2012 - Hampton, NB May 6, 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------Pour l'amour d'une planete 507B rue du sud, January 15, Cowansville, QC 2013----------------------------------------------------------------------------



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

Consumption of the affected almond butter, peanut butter and tahini 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.

The manufacturer, distributor, 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.



Contacts:
CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600





Source: Marketwire


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