UPDATED CONTENT 10:55 p.m. EDT — In addition to the packaging described in the original notice, the recalled fresh chili peppers may have also been sold in bulk or in smaller packages, with or without a label, and may not bear the same brand or product name as the 454-gram packages, according to an updated recall notice from CFIA. “Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer,” the agency advised. Canada Herb is recalling Canada Herb brand fresh chili peppers from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination and is advising people to not consume the recalled product. Only fresh chili peppers imported by Canada Herb and sold from June 19 through July 5 are affected by this recall. The product was sold in clear plastic bags bearing the name Canada Herb. The following product was distributed to retailers in Ontario:
|Canada Herb||Fresh chili peppers||NA (approximately 454 g)||None||None|
Anyone who has become ill after eating the recalled peppers should contact a doctor. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The agency suggested that people check to see if they have recalled products in their homes. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick, according to the CFIA recall notice. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may develop serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis. This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The agency is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
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