The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Transilvania Trading are warning the public not to consume Trader Joe’s brand nut butters described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The following Trader Joe’s brand products are affected by this alert:
Product Size UPC Codes
16 oz 0094 0795 All Best-If-Used-By dates
(454 g) between May 1, 2013 and
September 24, 2013
(Stamped on the side of
Almond Butter with Roasted the jar’s label below the
Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted lid of the jar.)
Valencia Peanut Butter with 16 oz 0098 9275
Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & (454 g)
These products have been sold at Transilvania Trading (Pirate Joe’s), located at 3474 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption these 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 diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
The importer, Transilvania Trading, Vancouver, BC is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information consumers and industry can call the 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 Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml
For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA’s Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp
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.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
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