Quebec – Notice not to consume organic blue poppy seeds sold in bulk by the Vrac et Bio grocery store (Boulangerie Pain à Tartine inc.)


QUEBEC CITY , April 21, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), in collaboration with the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal and the Vrac grocery store et Bio (Boulangerie Pain à Tartine inc.), warns the public not to consume the product indicated in the table below, because this food may have been contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

This warning stems from a Canadian Food Inspection Agency food recall involving Genesis Food brand organic Blue Poppy Seeds distributed at several establishments across Canada .

The product was offered at ambient temperature in the bulk product section of the establishment concerned. Some packages had a label showing the retailer’s information. Others may have been sold without a label.


Product name


Sale period

Bulk and organic groceries

(Bread a Tartine Bakery Inc.)

1273 Ontario Street




Until April 12, 2022 inclusively

The company named in the table is voluntarily recalling the product in question. It has agreed with MAPAQ and the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal to issue this warning as a precautionary measure. In addition, people who have this product in their possession are advised not to consume it. They must return it to the establishment where they bought it or throw it away.

Even if the product does not show signs of tampering or a suspicious odor, consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria can cause salmonellosis, a food-borne illness that can lead, in young children, to , the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, very serious infections. In healthy people, it can present with symptoms such as high fever, chills, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, or diarrhea, sometimes with blood in the stool. . However, no case of disease associated with the consumption of this food has been reported to MAPAQ to date.

Additional information

The Ministry publishes various information documents concerning food safety. Interested persons can consult them in the “Food Consumption” section of the MAPAQ website:  . They also have the possibility of registering online, by visiting  , to receive, by e-mail, the food recall press releases published by the Ministry. Finally, it is possible to follow “MAPAQfoods” on Twitter at the following address:  .

Hazard Classification: Class 1 
Reference Number:  4535

Media relations
Direction des communications
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries
and Food
Tel. : 418 380-2100, extension 3512

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