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More Nuts Recalled for Salmonella in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Tuesday issued what is now the fifth recall of in-shell nuts for Salmonella potential in two weeks.

The first recall in this series was published on November 30 for walnuts imported from California. Then on December 2, Loblaws Companies Ltd. recalled nationally distributed in-shell hazelnuts, also for possible Salmonella contamination. The hazelnuts were imported from the United States. That recall was updated twice in the following two days to include mixed nuts containing the hazelnuts, or filberts, and then more bulk varieties of the potentially dangerous filberts.

This most recent recall affects Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts sold in 1.36 kg (3 lb) mesh bags marked with UPC 0 64684 10948 0.

The product was distributed nationally in Canada by Burnbay, BC-based Golden Boy Foods Ltd, according to CFIA.

“Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled,” CFIA reminds consumers in the recall announcement. “Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis,” a foodborne illness.

Symptoms of salmonellosis include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can sometimes be bloody.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with any of the recently recalled nuts.

The nut recalls can be found on CFIA’s website.

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