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:
- Advisory details
- What you should do
- Who is affected
- Affected products
- Related AWRs
- Media enquiries
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
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.
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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.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC|
|Bassé||Sunflower Seeds Kernel RNS||26.5 lbs||
Date range May 31, 2015 to June 8, 2016
|6 26394 10950 3|
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