Quebec – Notice not to consume organic blue poppy seeds sold in bulk by La Boite à Grains (Aylmer) – Salmonella


QUEBEC CITY , April 25, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), in collaboration with La Boite à Grains (Aylmer), advises the population not to consume the product listed in the table below, as this food may have been contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

This warning stems from a Canadian Food Inspection Agency food recall involving GPE brand Organic Blue Poppy Seeds distributed at multiple establishments across Canada .

The product was offered at ambient temperature in the bulk product section of the establishment concerned. The products may have been sold without a label.


Product name


Sale period

The Grain Box

186 Hill Avenue




Until April 15, 2022

The company named in the table is voluntarily recalling the product in question. It has agreed with MAPAQ 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.

Hazard Classification:  Class 1
Reference Number:  4538

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

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