Bistak Enterprises Inc. and Bistak Groceries Inc. are recalling various products because of possible Salmonella contamination from rodent infestation.

This recall was triggered by a referral from the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

The recalled products have been sold in Canada in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Recall products:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes

All food products distributed by Bistak Enterprises Inc. and Bistak Groceries Inc.,

325 20th St West, Saskatoon, SK.

These products may include

dry foods such as grains, beans, flour; grocery canned goods; fats and oils; drinks; meat products; fish products; baked goods; spices; and milk powder.

Various Various All food products sold up to and including December 29, 2021.

Where products were sold:

  • Afro-Caribbean Store (Bistak Groceries), 325 20th St West, Saskatoon, SK
  • African Choice Market, 3604 52 Avenue NW #112, Calgary, AB
  • African Food General Inc, 245 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, MB
  • Heritage African Market, 4318 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK
  • African Foodways Market, 1741 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB
  • African Foodways Market, 282 St Anne’s Rd, Winnipeg, MB
  • Crescive Glory Foods, 251 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, MB
  • Rah Firdaus Foods, 158 St Anne’s Rd Unit 2, Winnipeg, MB
  • Rosemond African Foods & Market Inc., 215E Victoria Ave, Regina, SK
  • India Food Centre, 417 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK
  • Gimsap African-Asian Market, 1829 54 St SE Unit 107, Calgary, AB
  • Marvelous Tropical Food Market, 6613A 177 St NW, Edmonton, AB
  • AfroSea Fish & Meats Ltd, 4 Royal Vista Way NW #2120, Calgary, AB
  • GG Unisex African and Caribbean Store, 13624 108 Ave, Surrey, BC
  • African Choice Market, 2010 30 Ave NE Unit 12, Calgary, AB
  • Ngofi Tropical Foods, 9914 A 9914B 133 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumers should check to see if they have the recalled products in their homes or establishment. The products should not be served, used, sold, or distributed. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

About Salmonella infections

Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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