Quebec – Advice not to consume organic blue poppy seeds sold in bulk by various companies – Salmonella


QUEBEC CITY , April 26, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation (MAPAQ), in collaboration with the companies listed in the table below, is advising the public not to consume 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 Genesis Food brand organic Blue Poppy Seeds distributed at several establishments across Canada .

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


Product name


Sale period

Maude Desroches Grocery – Culinary laboratory

1501, chemin de la Canardière,




Until April 25, 2022 inclusively 

Farm with small onions

1842 Highway 117

Mont Tremblant


360, rue Sicard


The companies named in the table are voluntarily recalling the product in question. They have 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.

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