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CFIA Issues Salmonella Warning on Almond and Peanut Products


Potentially contaminated products were sold across the country

By Sarah Munn, staff writer

Image courtesy of NorthJersey.com

Image courtesy of NorthJersey.com

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a consumer advisory warning of possible salmonella contamination in certain nut butter products.

The recalled  items are certain almond butter, peanut butter and tahini products from Tootsi Impex Inc. The products have been sold across Canada at retailers in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

So far, there have been no reported illnesses.

Salmonellaare a group of bacteria found in animal and bird intestines. People can become infected with salmonellosis by eating food contaminated with animal feces. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, stomach cramps and vomiting. While some cases can be severe, most recover  within a few days.

For a full list of the products, the dates they were sold and locations, click here.

Consumers unsure  if their products are at risk of contamination are advised to consult their store of purchase.

Sarah Munn is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Print Journalism program. She is now a freelance writer and her work has appeared in the Oakville Beaver, the Mississauga News, Oakville.com, Canadian Immigrant magazine and the Arbitrage magazine. Her ultimate goal is to be a travel journalist and to write fiction.

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