The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Loblaws Companies Ltd. are warning the public not to consume certain in-shell filberts (hazelnuts) because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The affected filberts, product of USA, were sold in 454 gram bags bearing UPC 7 75636 10004 1 as well as in bulk bins, according to CFIA.
This product was distributed nationally in Loblaws banners: Real Canadian Super Store, Fortinos, Freshmart, Loblaws, No Frills, Valu-Mart, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs, Dominion, Red & White, Save Easy, Cash and Carry, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, AXEP, Group Distribution, Intermarché, Maxi & Cie, Maxi, Presto, Club Entrepôt, Provigo, Extra Foods, Shop Easy, Super Valu, Westfair.
CFIA said there have been no reported illnesses associated with the product.
The agency noted that the retailer, Loblaws Companies Ltd., Brampton, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.