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CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Clef des Champs Brand Products May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2012) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Clef Des Champs brand products described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

The following Clef Des Champs brand products are affected by this alert:



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Product Size UPC Code
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Organic Ginger Ground BF011441B08
root 200 g 6 97026 92441 2 BF011441B09
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Organic Curry Spices CC0112 967B07
Culinary Mix 35 g 6 97026 74967 1 CC0812 967B01
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Organic Curry Spices CC0112 967B08
Culinary Mix 275 g 6 97026 69967 9 CC0812 967B02
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Organic Curry Spices CC0112 967B05
Culinary Mix CC0112 967B06
CC0112 967B09
500 g 6 97026 70967 5 CC0812 967B03
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Organic Spice Cake
Culinary mix 45 g 6 97026 74974 9 CC0312 974B01
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Organic GingerRoot powder 20 kg 6 97026 70441 0 BF011441B
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These products have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of 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 diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The manufacturer, Herboristerie La Clef Des Champs Inc., Val-David, Quebec 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Media enquiries:
CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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