MAPAQ, in collaboration with the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal and the company Aux Vivres, located at 5333 avenue Casgrain, in Montreal , is warning the population not to consume the products indicated in the table below, because these foods are likely to contain the bacterium Bacillus cereus .
|Product name||Format||CUP||Lots targeted|
|“Maple-smoked tempeh”||200g||27932500455||Units sold bearing the use-by date (“best before”) of September 8, 2020|
|“Veggie burger”||380g||627932500158||Units sold bearing the expiration date (“best before”) of August 13, 2020|
* ADD A LOT OF PRODUCT on August 28, 2020
|“Smoked onion tempeh”||200g||627932500752||Units sold bearing the expiration date (“best before”) of September 22, 2020
* Units sold bearing the use-by date (“best before”) of September 29, 2020
The products that are the subject of this advisory were available for sale at several locations across the province . Tempehs were vacuum-packed in clear plastic wrap and sold refrigerated. The “veggie burger” was packaged in a clear plastic container with a white plastic lid and was sold refrigerated. The label includes, in addition to the proper name of the products, the words “AUX VIVRES”.
The operator is voluntarily recalling the products in question. He agreed with the MAPAQ and the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal to disseminate this notice as a precautionary measure. It should be noted that no case of illness associated with the consumption of these foods has been reported to MAPAQ to date.
People who have a unit of these products in their possession are therefore advised not to consume it. They must either return it to the establishment where they bought it or throw it away. Even if the products do not show any signs of spoilage or a suspicious odor, consuming them may represent a health risk. Symptoms of Bacillus cereus poisoning can occur between 1.5 and 5 hours after consuming the contaminated food and manifest as nausea and vomiting. However, they can also appear 8 to 16 hours after consuming the food. In this case, the main symptoms are nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea and sometimes vomiting. Usually, symptoms go away within 24 hours.