Health Hazard Alert – Certain in shell hazelnuts may contain Salmonella bacteria


Recall / advisory date:May 16, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:Class 2
Company / Firm:various retailers
Distribution:New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 16, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain in shell hazelnuts described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products were sold in packages of various weights or in bulk at the locations indicated below. Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer.

Product name Store name Location Dates Sold Up To
Filberts Luciano Foods 114 Preston Street, Ottawa, ON Nov 24, 2012 to May 14, 2013
Hazelnuts in Shells Il Negozio Nicastro 792 Bank St., Ottawa, ON Nov 22, 2012 to May 14, 2013
“Avelines en écales” Le Crac Aliments SainsInc. 690 rue St-Jean, Quebec, QC April 3, 2013 to May 13, 2013
“Avelines en écales(Jumbo)” Cananut 1565 Chabanel O., Montreal, QC Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013
“Avelines en écales(Jumbo)” Cananut 6858 Jean-Talon Est, Montreal,QC Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013
“Avelines en écales(Jumbo)” Cananut 2995 Dagenais O., Laval, QC Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013
“Avelines en écales(Jumbo)” Cananut 4913 St-Jean, Pierrefonds, QC Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013

The following hazelnut product was distributed in Quebec and New Brunswick by Le Meilleur Enr., Montmagny, QC.

Brand name Product name Size UPC Product code
LM Filberts in the shell 375 g 0 66577 50450 1 12317 to 13112

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

These recalls are part of an on-going food safety investigation associated with a recall of bulk hazelnuts from USA. The CFIA is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify all affected products.

The importer, distributers, and retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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Recall / advisory date:May 16, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory:Microbiological - Salmonella Hazard classification:Class 2 Company / Firm:various retailers Distribution:New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec Extent of the distribution:Retail Advisory details Ottawa, May 16, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain in shell hazelnuts described below because the...
Recall / advisory date:May 16, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory:Microbiological - Salmonella Hazard classification:Class 2 Company / Firm:various retailers Distribution:New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec Extent of the distribution:Retail <div></div> <div id="recall-details"><article> <h2>Advisory details</h2> Ottawa, May 16, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain in shell hazelnuts described below because the products may be contaminated with <em>Salmonella</em>. The following products were sold in packages of various weights or in bulk at the locations indicated below. Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer. <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th scope="col">Product name</th> <th scope="col">Store name</th> <th scope="col">Location</th> <th scope="col">Dates Sold Up To</th> </tr> <tr> <td>Filberts</td> <td>Luciano Foods</td> <td>114 Preston Street, Ottawa, <abbr title="Ontario">ON</abbr></td> <td>Nov 24, 2012 to May 14, 2013</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Hazelnuts in Shells</td> <td>Il Negozio Nicastro</td> <td>792 Bank <abbr title="street">St.</abbr>, Ottawa, <abbr title="Ontario">ON</abbr></td> <td>Nov 22, 2012 to May 14, 2013</td> </tr> <tr> <td>“Avelines en écales”</td> <td>Le Crac Aliments Sains<abbr title="Incorporé">Inc.</abbr></td> <td>690 rue St-Jean, Quebec, <abbr title="Quebec">QC</abbr></td> <td>April 3, 2013 to May 13, 2013</td> </tr> <tr> <td>“Avelines en écales(Jumbo)”</td> <td>Cananut</td> <td>1565 Chabanel O., Montreal, <abbr title="Quebec">QC</abbr></td> <td>Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013</td> </tr> <tr> <td>“Avelines en écales(Jumbo)”</td> <td>Cananut</td> <td>6858 Jean-Talon Est, Montreal,<abbr title="Quebec">QC</abbr></td> <td>Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013</td> </tr> <tr> <td>“Avelines en écales(Jumbo)”</td> <td>Cananut</td> <td>2995 Dagenais O., Laval, <abbr title="Quebec">QC</abbr></td> <td>Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013</td> </tr> <tr> <td>“Avelines en écales(Jumbo)”</td> <td>Cananut</td> <td>4913 St-Jean, Pierrefonds, <abbr title="Quebec">QC</abbr></td> <td>Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> The following hazelnut product was distributed in Quebec and New Brunswick by Le Meilleur <abbr title="enregistré">Enr.</abbr>, Montmagny, <abbr title="Quebec">QC</abbr>. <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th scope="col">Brand name</th> <th scope="col">Product name</th> <th scope="col">Size</th> <th scope="col"><abbr title="Universal Product Code">UPC</abbr></th> <th scope="col">Product code</th> </tr> <tr> <td>LM</td> <td>Filberts in the shell</td> <td>375 <abbr title="gram">g</abbr></td> <td>0 66577 50450 1</td> <td>12317 to 13112</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. These recalls are part of an on-going food safety investigation associated with a recall of bulk hazelnuts from <abbr title="United States of America">USA</abbr>. The <abbr title="Canadian Food Inspection Agency">CFIA</abbr> is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify all affected products. The importer, distributers, and retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The <abbr title="Canadian Food Inspection Agency">CFIA</abbr> is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall. </article></div>
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