Category Archives: CFIA

Mother Dairy brand Paneer Fresh Cheese recalled due to generic E. coli

CFIA

Summary

Product
Paneer Fresh Cheese
Issue
Food – Microbial Contamination – E. Coli – non-pathogenic
What to do

Do not use, sell, serve or distribute the affected product

Audience
Retail

Mother Dairy brand Paneer Fresh Cheese recalled due to generic E. coli.
The recalled product was sold in Alberta.

Canada – Canada sets regulations for some romaine grown in certain parts of California

Food Safety News

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced the fall 2022 import requirements for U.S. romaine lettuce with special requirements for certain lettuce produced in California’s Salinas Valley.

Whole-head romaine lettuce and products containing romaine lettuce such as bagged salads that were produced in the four Salinas Valley counties of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito, and Monterey must “submit an attestation form and Certificates of Analysis for each shipment to demonstrate that the romaine lettuce does not contain detectable levels of E. coli O157:H7,” according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Canada – Alasko brand IQF Whole Raspberries recalled due to Norovirus

CFIA

Summary

Product
IQF Whole Raspberries
Issue
Food – Microbial Contamination – Norovirus
What to do

Do not use, sell, serve or distribute the affected product.

Audience
Hotels, restaurants and institutions

Affected products

Alasko brand IQF Whole Raspberries recalled due to norovirus.

The recalled product has been sold in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Canada – Certain Tri-Star Seafood Supply Ltd. brand Live Spot Prawns recalled due to Norovirus

CFIA

Food Borne Illness - Norovirus -CDC Photo

Summary

Product
Certain Live Spot Prawns
Issue
Food – Microbial Contamination – Norovirus
What to do

Do not consume, use, sell, serve, or distribute the recalled product

Affected products

Issue

Tri-Star Seafood Supply Ltd. is recalling certain Tri-Star Seafood Supply Ltd. brand Live Spot Prawns from the marketplace due to possible norovirus contamination.

The recalled product has been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario, and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor
  • Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home or establishment
  • Do not consume the recalled product
  • Do not serve, use, sell, or distribute the recalled product
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased
  • Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer

People with norovirus illness usually develop symptoms of gastroenteritis within 24 to 48 hours, but symptoms can start as early as 12 hours after exposure. The illness often begins suddenly. Even after having the illness, you can still become re-infected by norovirus. The main symptoms of norovirus illness are diarrhea, vomiting (children usually experience more vomiting than adults), nausea and stomach cramps. Other symptoms may include low-grade fever, headache, chills, muscle aches and fatigue (a general sense of tiredness).  Most people feel better within one or two days, with symptoms resolving on their own, and experience no long-term health effects. As with any illness causing diarrhea or vomiting, people who are ill should drink plenty of liquids to replace lost body fluids and prevent dehydration. In severe cases, patients may need to be hospitalized and given fluids intravenously.

Canada – Cebu’s Dried Fish brand Dried Silver Fish (Bol S Dilis) recalled due to histamine

CFIA

Summary

Product
Dried Silver Fish (Bol S Dilis)
Issue
Food – Chemical
What to do

Do not use, sell, serve or distribute the affected product.

Audience
Retail

Affected products

Issue

Cebu’s Dried Fish brand Dried Silver Fish (Bol S Dilis) recalled due to histamine.

The recalled product has been sold in Alberta and online.

Canada – Certain Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop brand peanut butter-containing chocolates recalled due to Salmonella

CFIA

Product
Certain peanut butter-containing chocolates
Issue
Food – Microbial Contamination – Salmonella
What to do

Do not consume the recalled products

Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop – Assorted Chocolates (white box)

Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop – Assorted chocolates (clear top)

Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop – Peanut butter-containing chocolates

Affected products

Issue

Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop is recalling certain Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop brand peanut butter-containing chocolates from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled products have been sold in Nova Scotia and online.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor
  • Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home
  • Do not consume the recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Canada – Below Zero brand Whole Raspberries IQF recalled due to Norovirus

CFIA

Summary

Product
Whole Raspberries IQF
Issue
Food – Microbial Contamination – Norovirus
What to do

Do not use, sell, serve or distribute the affected product.

Audience
Hotels, restaurants and institutions

Affected products

Issue

Below Zero brand Whole Raspberries IQF recalled due to Norovirus.

The recalled product has been sold in Quebec, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

Additional information

Details
Media and public enquiries

 

Canada – Update – Various poppy seeds recalled due to Salmonella

CFIA

Product
Various poppy seeds
Issue
Food – Microbial Contamination – Salmonella
What to do

Do not consume, use, sell, serve, or distribute the recalled products

Issue

Industry is recalling various poppy seeds from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled products have been sold as indicated in the table.

Canada – Various poppy seeds recalled due to Salmonella

CFIA

Summary
Product
Various poppy seeds
Issue
Food – Microbial Contamination – Salmonella
What to do
Do not consume, use, sell, serve, or distribute the recalled products.

Issue

Industry is recalling various poppy seeds from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled products have been sold as indicated in the table.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor
  • Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home
  • Do not consume the recalled products
  • Do not serve, use, sell, or distribute the recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Canada – Certain Pacific Oysters recalled due to norovirus

CFIA

Summary

Product
Certain Pacific Oysters
Issue
Food – Microbial Contamination – Norovirus
What to do

Do not consume, use, sell, serve, or distribute the recalled products