A Montreal importer is recalling Piment doux moulu (mild ground paprika) because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
In a recall notice, Alimentarus Import Export Inc. and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said the affected product, Dar Al Assala brand Piment doux moulu, was imported from Morocco and sold to various retail stores in Quebec in 5 kg bags bearing UPC 6 111242 541054, lot code PD17-F278 and best-before date 05/10/2012. The product also was sold in bulk.
Consumers who purchased bulk paprika on or after Nov. 12, 2010, and are unsure if they have the recalled product, should check with the place of purchase to verify if it is subject to the recall.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with consumption of the paprika.
For more information, consumers and industry can call CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday).