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

May 21 2013 12:00AM

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/21/13 -- 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 Super Marche 2105, rue Sauve November 6, 2012 tojumbo en Pistilli Est, Montreal, QC May 16, 2013ecales"---------------------------------------------------------------------------"Avelines" Charcuterie et 8278, Boul. April 11, 2013 to Fromagerie La Maurice-Duplessis, May 15, 2013 Petite Italie Montreal, QC (1990) Inc.---------------------------------------------------------------------------"Avelines en Boulangerie Mariano 8870, rue Verville, November 6, 2012 toecales jumbo" (Old Country Montreal, QC February 10, 2013 Bakery)---------------------------------------------------------------------------"Noix melange S. Bourassa Mt- 1109, de St-Jovite, November 27, 2012 toen ecail" Tremblant Ltee. Mont-Temblant, QC May 15, 2013---------------------------------------------------------------------------"Avelines S. Bourassa (Ste- 680, rue Principale November 6, 2012 toecail" Agathe) Ltee. Sud, May 15, 2013 St-Agathe, QC---------------------------------------------------------------------------"Noix melange S. Bourassa (Ste- 680, rue Principale November 6, 2012 toen ecail" Agathe) Ltee. Sud, May 15, 2013 St-Agathe, QC---------------------------------------------------------------------------"Noix melange" S. Bourassa (St- 105 Guidon B, RR6, February 2, 2013 to Sauveur) Ltee. St-Sauveur, QC May 15, 2013---------------------------------------------------------------------------"Aveline en Les Aliments Merci 4661, Boul. des November 6, 2012 toecales" Grandes Prairies, February 28, 2013 Montreal, QC---------------------------------------------------------------------------"Aveline en Les Aliments Merci 282, place du November 6, 2012 toecales" Marche Nord, February 28, 2013 Montreal, QC---------------------------------------------------------------------------"Aveline en Les Aliments Merci 4445, rue Ontario November 6, 2012 toecales" Est, February 28, 2013 Montreal, QC---------------------------------------------------------------------------"Aveline en Les Aliments Merci 3623, rue Ontario November 6, 2012 toecales" Est, February 28, 2013 Montreal, QC---------------------------------------------------------------------------"Aveline en Les Aliments Merci 2815, Boul. Masson, November 6, 2012 toecales" Montreal, QC February 28, 2013---------------------------------------------------------------------------"Avelines en Frutta Si 1255, Shevchenko, November 27, 2012 toecales jumbo" International (IGA) Montreal, QC May 14, 2013---------------------------------------------------------------------------"Avelines" Charcuterie 8278, Maurice April 11, 2013 to Fromagerie La Duplessis, May 15, 2013 Petite Italie 1990 Montreal, QC Inc.---------------------------------------------------------------------------"Avelines en Charcuterie du 3550, rue Ontario November 8, 2012 toecales" Village Est, May 15, 2013 Montreal, QC---------------------------------------------------------------------------



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.



Contacts:
CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600





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