Various poppy seeds recalled across Canada over Salmonella concerns

Various poppy seeds recalled across Canada over Salmonella concerns

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Industry is recalling various poppy seeds from the marketplace because of possible Salmonella contamination.

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s inspection activities.

The recalled products have been sold across Canada. The specific locations and brands can be found in the table below.

Recalled products:

BrandProductSizeUPCCodesDistribution
GrainworksOrganic Poppy Seeds500 g6 27544 10863 6Lot # 7788-08Sold in Alberta and British Columbia and online
GrainworksOrganic Poppy Seeds1.5 kg6 27544 10864 3Lot # 7788-08Sold in Alberta and British Columbia and online
GrainworksOrganic Poppy Seeds11.34 kg6 27544 10862 9Lot # 7788-08Sold in Alberta and British Columbia and online
Moulin AbénakisOrganic Poppy Seeds400 g0 67486 10904 7All lots starting with 20, 21, or 22Sold in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories
NonePoppy Seeds300 g6 28384 90432 7Lot # 112033113-07 12/16

Sold at:

Oak Manor Organic, 756907 Oxford County Road #5, Tavistock (Ontario)

NoneOrganic Poppy SeedsVariableNoneAll packages sold from May 21, 2021 to April 13, 2022 inclusively

Sold at:

Sunnyside Natural Market, 338 – 10th Street NW, Unit 10, Calgary (Alberta)

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumers should not eat the recalled product. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions. Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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