Health Hazard Alert: Certain Proti Diet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar May Contain Salmonella Bacteria
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2013) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Pro-Amino International Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Proti Diet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The affected product, Proti Diet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar, is sold in 210 g packages (7 bars per package) bearing UPC 6 21498 42238 1, lot code CR 18 13B, and Best Before: 2015-08.
This product has been distributed in Ontario and Quebec.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
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.
Pro-Amino International Inc, Saint-Eustache, QC, is voluntarily recalling the affected product 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 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://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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
CFIA Media Relations