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Canada Adds to HVP Recall List

The hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) recall in Canada is not over.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued another warning March 31 to the public not to consume foods on its list of products that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

CFIA said these foods contain dry powder and paste hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) ingredients that have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada by Basic Food Flavors Inc. due to Salmonella contamination.

This is an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to identify and remove all affected products imported into Canada from the U.S.

The CFIA is also working with Canadian manufacturers to recall foods containing affected HVP ingredients. As more products are identified, the CFIA will continue to update its list of recalled products.

The following foods, manufactured in Canada, are affected by this alert: 650 gram Jardi B.B.Q. Peanut with a Uniform Product Code of 7 72065 34670 5 and a date code of 2011/MA/25 or 25 Mars 2011.

These products may have been distributed nationally in Canada.

For Canada’s complete list of recalled products, including those just listed, visit the CFIA website.  The HVP recall list for the U.S., which has grown to 174 products, can be found on the FDA website.

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 food borne 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 manufacturers and importers 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 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).

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