This is an update to my previous blogs:

Due to the ongoing food safety investigation, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public, distributors and food service establishments not to consume, sell, serve or use these dried Basil products as described in the following updated lists because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria:

Brand Product Size UPC Lot #
All Seasons Basil Rubbed 2.27 kg (5 lb) 0 66844 22133 9 21861R, 21371R, 20791R, 20741R, 20631R, 20531R *
All Seasons Basil Rubbed 2.27 kg (5 lb) 0 66844 20058 7 * 20891R *
All Seasons Basil Rubbed 2.27 kg (5 lb) None * 210111, 211411, 211511, 212211, 213611, 216011, 220811 or no code *
McArthur Food
Market
Basil Rubbed Various
weights
None Sold from
McArthur Food Market,
300 McArthur Avenue
Ottawa, ON from
February 7, 2012 to
August 9, 2012 inclusive
None – sold
from bulk bin at Tutti Fruiti Famous Foods
64 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON
Basil Various
weights
None Sold from March 20,
2012 to August 10, 2012
inclusive
Marche Victoria Rubbed Basil 50 g 200000 400996 Sold from
Marché Victoria
6324 Victoria
Montreal, QC and
Marché Victoria
4759 Blvd. des Sources, Pierrefonds, QC from
May 4 2012 to
August 10, 2012
inclusive
None Basil 100 g None Sold from
Toronto Cash & Carry,
1405 Gerald Street, Toronto, ON from
March 2, 2012 to
August 10, 2012
inclusive
Sold from bulk bin
at Bulk Food Warehouse
1621 Wilson Ave, North York, ON
Basil Various
weights
None Sold from April 10, 2012 to August 10, 2012 inclusive
None Basil 50 g None Sold from
House of  Spice
190 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON from  February 8, 2012
to August 10, 2012 inclusive
None Basil 100 g None Sold from
House of  Spice
190 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON from  February 8, 2012
to August 10, 2012 inclusive
None Basil 200 g None Sold from
House of  Spice
190 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON from February 8, 2012
to August 10, 2012 inclusive
Sold from bulk bin
at Sugar & Spice
265 Augusta Ave,
Toronto, ON
Basil Various
weights
None Sold from May 15, 2012 to August 10, 2012
inclusive
Iqbal Foods IHF Basil
Rubbed
50 g 472253100309 Sold from Iqbal Foods
2 Thorncliffe Park Drive
Toronto, ON from
March 8 2012 to August
9, 2012 inclusive

* Corrections to previous release

The above dried basil products have been distributed in:

  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Alberta
  • New Brunswick
  • other provinces, possibly
Brand Product Size UPC Lot #
Cedar Phoenicia Sweet basil 30 g None Sold since February 7, 2012
Arsam Spices Basil 2 oz (57.1 g)
1.5 oz (42.5 g)
7 75434 01342 0 Sold since June 14, 2012
Ambrosia Natural Foods Basil 2 oz (57.1 g)
1.5 oz (42.5 g)
7 75434 01342 0 Sold since June 14, 2012
Bruno’s Fine Foods Basil 2 oz (57.1 g)
1.5 oz (42.5 g)
7 75434 01342 0 Sold since June 14, 2012
Sold in bulk from Qi Natural Foods, 1001 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON Basil Various weights None Sold at Qi Natural Foods, 1001 Eglinton avenue West, Toronto, ON since June 26, 2012

The above dried basil products have been distributed in:

  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • other provinces, possibly
Brand Product Size UPC Lot #
Valli Basil flakes 15 g 7 78768 14324 5 Sold since February 23, 2012
Sold from bulk drawer at Herb & Spice
375 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON
Basil Various weights None Sold from March 6, 2012 to August 7, 2012 inclusive
New Middleast Supermarket Basil (Habak) Various weights Begins with 0 200170 Sold at New Middleast Supermarket,
1755 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON
from March 29, 2012 to August 8, 2012 inclusive
Mid-East Foods Sweet Basil Various weights Begins with 200302 50 Sold at Mid-East Foods,
1010 Belfast Road, Ottawa, ON
since May 1st, 2012

The above dried basil products have been distributed in:

  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • other provinces, possibly
Brand Product Size UPC Lot #
Dino’s
Grocery
Basil Various weights Begins with
200120
Sold at Dino’s Grocery Mart, 460 Notre Dame, Winnipeg, MB from February 23, 2012 to August 7, 2012 inclusive
Artisan Tradition Sweet basil flakes 70 g 8 37789 24002 6 bq, cq, dq, eq, fq, gq
Artisan Tradition Sweet basil flakes 250 g 8 37789 24002 6 bq, cq, dq, eq, fq, gq
CRAC – sold from bulk bin Basilic # 1 herbe coupée (Basil leaf) Various weights None Sold from bulk bin at Le CRAC Aliments sains 690 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC from July 16, 2012  to August 7, 2012
All Seasons Basil Rubbed 2.27 kg 0 66844 22133 9 The affected product bears a lot code in the format 2XXXYY where 2 represents year 2012, XXX represents the Julian date, and YY represent internal codes.All Julian dates 038 and beyond (i.e. XXX = 038, 039, 040, 041, and so on) are affected.*
Jardi Basil 13 g 7 72065 23100 1 067 12
Spice Kingdom Basil-Egyptian 30M, Whole, Fancy 25 kg (55 lbs) 4685/E

The above dried basil products have been distributed in:

  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • other provinces, possibly

Regarding the Shah Trading Co. Ltd.‘s and other distributors’ voluntary recall of the affected dried Basil products, the details are as follows:

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

Please note that food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria may not look or smell spoiled.

For info on the pathogen – Salmonella bacteria – and related food safety facts, please click here.

Contact Info:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)  at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

PUBLIC ADVISORY

Le texte français suit le texte anglais.

Arsam Spices - Basil / Arsam Spices - « Basil »

Arsam Spices – Basil / Arsam Spices – « Basil »

Cedar Phoenicia - Sweet Basil / Cedar Phoenicia - Basilic

Cedar Phoenicia – Sweet Basil / Cedar Phoenicia – Basilic

Ambrosia Natural Foods - Basil / Ambrosia Natural Foods - « Basil »

Ambrosia Natural Foods – Basil / Ambrosia Natural Foods – « Basil »

Valli - Basil flakes / Valli - Flocons de basilic

Valli – Basil flakes / Valli – Flocons de basilic

 New Middleast Supermarket - Basil (Habak) / New Middleast Supermarket - « Basil (Habak) »

New Middleast Supermarket – Basil (Habak) / New Middleast Supermarket – « Basil (Habak) »

 Mid-East Foods - Sweet Basil / Mid-East Foods - « Basilic rape »

Mid-East Foods – Sweet Basil / Mid-East Foods – « Basilic rape »

Please click here to see the photos of other basil products that are recalled.

EXPANDED HEALTH HAZARD ALERT

Certain dried BASIL may contain Salmonella bacteria

Product photos

Related alerts: 2012-08-10 | 2012-08-09 | 2012-08-08 | 2012-08-07 | 2012-08-06 | 2012-08-03

OTTAWA, August 10, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public, distributors and food service establishments not to consume, sell, serve or use the dried Basil products described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

This is an ongoing food safety investigation.  The CFIA is working with various parties to identify and remove all affected basil products that were made with the dried basil recalled by Shah Trading Co. Ltd., Scarborough, Ontario on August 3, 2012.

Brand Product Size UPC Lot #
All Seasons Basil Rubbed 2.27 kg (5 lb) 0 66844 22133 9 21861R, 21371R, 20791R, 20741R, 20631R, 20531R *
All Seasons Basil Rubbed 2.27 kg (5 lb) 0 66844 20058 7 * 20891R *
All Seasons Basil Rubbed 2.27 kg (5 lb) None * 210111, 211411, 211511, 212211, 213611, 216011, 220811 or no code *
McArthur Food
Market
Basil Rubbed Various
weights
None Sold from
McArthur Food Market,
300 McArthur Avenue
Ottawa, ON from
February 7, 2012 to
August 9, 2012 inclusive
None – sold
from bulk bin at Tutti Fruiti Famous Foods
64 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON
Basil Various
weights
None Sold from March 20,
2012 to August 10, 2012
inclusive
Marche Victoria Rubbed Basil 50 g 200000 400996 Sold from
Marché Victoria
6324 Victoria
Montreal, QC and
Marché Victoria
4759 Blvd. des Sources, Pierrefonds, QC from
May 4 2012 to
August 10, 2012
inclusive
None Basil 100 g None Sold from
Toronto Cash & Carry,
1405 Gerald Street, Toronto, ON from
March 2, 2012 to
August 10, 2012
inclusive
Sold from bulk bin
at Bulk Food Warehouse
1621 Wilson Ave, North York, ON
Basil Various
weights
None Sold from April 10, 2012 to August 10, 2012 inclusive
None Basil 50 g None Sold from
House of  Spice
190 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON from  February 8, 2012
to August 10, 2012 inclusive
None Basil 100 g None Sold from
House of  Spice
190 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON from  February 8, 2012
to August 10, 2012 inclusive
None Basil 200 g None Sold from
House of  Spice
190 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON from February 8, 2012
to August 10, 2012 inclusive
Sold from bulk bin
at Sugar & Spice
265 Augusta Ave,
Toronto, ON
Basil Various
weights
None Sold from May 15, 2012 to August 10, 2012
inclusive
Iqbal Foods IHF Basil
Rubbed
50 g 472253100309 Sold from Iqbal Foods
2 Thorncliffe Park Drive
Toronto, ON from
March 8 2012 to August
9, 2012 inclusive

* Corrections to previous release

These products have been distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and New Brunswick. However, they may have been distributed in other provinces.

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

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The importer, Shah Trading Co. Ltd., Scarborough, ON and other distributors are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA‘s Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments

MISE EN GARDE PUBLIQUE

EXTENSION – DANGER POUR LA SANTÉ

Présence possible de la bactérie Salmonella dans certain BASILIC séché

Photos du produit

Alerts connexes : 2012-08-10 | 2012-08-09 | 2012-08-08 | 2012-08-07 | 2012-08-06 | 2012-08-03

OTTAWA, le 10 août 2012 – L’Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments (ACIA) avise la population, les distributeurs et les établissements de services alimentaires de ne pas consommer, vendre ou servir les produits de basilic séché décrits ci dessous parce que ces produits pourraient être contaminés par la bactérie Salmonella.

Une enquête sur la salubrité des aliments est en cours. L’ACIA collabore avec diverses parties pour identifier et retirer tous les produits de basilic touchés, qui ont été faits avec le basilic séché retiré du marché, le 3 août 2012, par Shah Trading Co. Ltd. situé à Scarborough (Ontario).

Marque Produit Format CUP No de lot
All Seasons « Basilic Rape » 2.27 kg (5 lb) 0 66844 22133 9 21861R, 21371R, 20791R, 20741R, 20631R, 20531R *
All Seasons « Basilic Rape » 2.27 kg (5 lb) 0 66844 20058 7 * 20891R *
All Seasons « Basilic Rape » 2.27 kg (5 lb) Aucun * 210111, 211411, 211511, 212211, 213611, 216011, 220811 ou aucun code *
McArthur Food Market « Basil Rubbed » Poids variable Aucun Vendu au magasin McArthur Food Market
300 avenue McArthur Ottawa (Ontario)
du 7 février 2012 au 9 août 2012 inclusivement
Aucune – vendu en vrac au magasin
Tutti Fruiti Famous Foods
64 ave Kensington Toronto (Ontario)
« Basil » Poids variable Aucun Vendu du 20 mars 2012 au 10 août 2012 inclusivement
Marche Victoria « Rubbed Basil » 50 g 200000 400996 Vendu aux magasins
Marché Victoria
6324 Victoria
Montréal (Québec)
et Marché Victoria 4759 Blvd. des Sources Pierrefonds (Québec)
du 4 mai 2012 au 10 août 2012 inclusivement
Aucune « Basil » 100 g Aucun Vendu au magasin
Toronto Cash & Carry
1405 rue Gerald
Toronto (Ontario)
du 2 mars 2012 au
10 août 2012 inclusivement
Vendu en vrac au magasin
Bulk Food Warehouse,
1621 avenue Wilson North York (Ontario)
« Basil » Poids variable Aucun Vendu du 10 avril 2012 au 10 août 2012 inclusivement
Aucun « Basil » 50 g Aucun Vendu au magasin
House of Spice
190 avenue Augusta
Toronto (Ontario)
du 8 février 2012 au 10 août 2012 inclusivement
Aucun « Basil » 100 g Aucun Vendu au magasin
House of Spice
190 avenue Augusta
Toronto (Ontario)
du 8 février 2012 au 10 août 2012 inclusivement
Aucun « Basil » 200 g Aucun Vendu au magasin
House of Spice
190 avenue Augusta
Toronto (Ontario)
du 8 février 2012 au 10 août 2012 inclusivement
Vendu en vrac au magasin
Sugar & Spice
265 avenue Augusta
Toronto (Ontario)
« Basil » Poids variable Aucun Vendu du 15 mai 2012 au 10 août 2012 inclusivement
Iqbal Foods IHF Basil Rubbed 50 g 472253100309 Vendu au magasin
Iqbal Foods
2 Thorncliffe Park Drive
Toronto (Ontario)
du 8 mars 2012 au 9 août 2012 inclusivement

* Corrections depuis la mise en garde précédente

Ces produits ont été distribués au Québec, en Ontario, au Manitoba, en Alberta et au Nouveau-Brunswick. Il se peut toutefois qu’ils aient été distribués dans d’autres provinces.

Aucun cas de maladie associé à la consommation de ces produits n’a été signalé.

Les aliments contaminés par Salmonella ne présentent pas nécessairement d’altération visible ni d’odeur suspecte. La consommation d’aliments contaminés par cette bactérie peut causer la salmonellose, une maladie d’origine alimentaire. Chez les jeunes enfants, les gens âgés et les personnes dont le système immunitaire est affaibli, la salmonellose peut causer des infections graves, parfois mortelles. Chez les personnes en bonne santé, la salmonellose peut se manifester par des symptômes de courte durée comme une forte fièvre, des maux de tête violents, des vomissements, des nausées, des douleurs abdominales et de la diarrhée. La salmonellose peut entraîner des complications à long terme comme une forme grave d’arthrite.

L’importateur, Shah Trading Co. Ltd., situé à Scarborough (Ontario), et d’autres distributeurs retirent volontairement du marché les produits visés. L’ACIA surveille l’efficacité du rappel.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, les consommateurs et les gens de l’industrie peuvent appeler l’ACIA au 1-800-442-2342/ATS 1-800-465-7735 (du lundi au vendredi de 8 h à 20 h, heure de l’Est).

Pour obtenir de l’information sur la bactérie Salmonella, visitez la page Web consacrée à la salubrité des aliments : http://www.inspection.gc.ca/francais/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellaf.shtml

Pour en savoir plus sur les rappels d’aliments, consultez le rapport sur les rappels d’aliments de l’ACIA à l’adresse http://active.inspection.gc.ca/fra/corp/recarapp_dbf.asp.

Pour obtenir plus de renseignements sur la façon de recevoir les rappels par courrier électronique ou sur la salubrité des aliments, visitez notre site Web à l’adresse suivante : www.salubritedesaliments.gc.ca. Les rappels d’aliments et de produits de consommation sont aussi diffusés sur le site : www.canadiensensante.gc.ca.

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