Certain sunflower seeds and products containing sunflower seeds recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
June 9, 2016
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Bassé Frères Alimentation Oriental (2013) Inc.
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Last updated:

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 9, 2016 - The food recall warning issued on June 3, 2016 has been updated to include an additional product.

Bassé Frères Alimentation Oriental (2013) Inc. is recalling Bassé brand Sunflower Seeds Kernel RNS from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled product described in the Recalled product tab below.

The recalled product has been sold at the locations listed below either as sunflower seeds or as products containing sunflower seeds. The products may be sold in bulk or as prepackaged product. Further detailed information regarding products offered for sale is available at: https://inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/food-safety-investigations/product-listing/eng/1465529117391/1465529213238

Fruiterie Dollard
1583, avenue Dollard, Montréal
Pichenotte (Noix & Délices)
1191 avenue Cartier, Québec
Pichenotte (Noix & Délices)
2500 chemin Quatre-Bourgeois, Québec
Fruiterie Anka
2880, avenue Barclay, Montréal
Pâtisserie Maison Mottas
303, avenue Mozart Est, Montréal
Les Aliments Merci
12020, boulevard Albert-Hudon, Montréal
6008, avenue Darlington, Montréal
Intermarché Palumbo
2710, rue des Ormeaux, Montréal
Fruiterie Jaffa
4992, chemin Queen Mary, Montréal
Marché Duchemin et Frères (IGA Extra)
1957, boulevard Keller, à Montréal
Marché Lobo
3509, avenue du Parc, Montréal
Marché Stéphane Beaulieu (Metro Plus)
1535, Route 125, Sainte-Julienne
Supermarché Mourelatos
4919, boulevard Notre-Dame Ouest, Laval
Supermarché Mourelatos
4957, boulevard Saint-Jean, Pierrefond
Marché Toit Rouge
160, boulevard Brien, Repentigny

The list of products in the table linked may not be exhaustive. It may be updated if additional information becomes available. If you have purchased a product containing sunflower seeds from any of the above locations during the time period indicated contact the store where you purchased it to see if that product is included in the recall.

The recalled product listed below has been sold to retailers and distributors in Quebec.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from eating or drinking a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected products are advised to contact their retailer.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.


This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Bassé Sunflower Seeds Kernel RNS 26.5 lbs OIL10950
Date range May 31, 2015 to June 8, 2016
6 26394 10950 3


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