The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Compass Food Sales are warning the public not to consume Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Compass California Walnuts (in-shell) distributed across Canada are being recalled out of caution, though no illnesses have been associated with the product, according to CFIA.
“Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled,” said CFIA in its alert. “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, Compass Food Sales, Aurora, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall, according to the agency.
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