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Field Cucumbers Recall

 

Field cucumbers and any in-store produced products that contain field cucumbers purchased from various retail locations recalled due to Salmonella

Ottawa, September 9, 2015 – Industry is recalling field cucumbers and any in-store produced products that contain field cucumbers purchased from the listed retail stores due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

This recall applies to fresh field cucumbers sold in bulk, unwrapped and any in-store produced products that contain field cucumbers purchased from the listed retail stores on or before September 8, 2015. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased affected products should check with their retail store.

The following products may have been sold from the following stores in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon.

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What you should do

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.

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.

Who is affected

Currently, the CFIA is not aware of any reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce (“A&W”) of San Diego, California, and may be associated with an outbreak in the United States. 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 product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
None Field cucumbers
(bulk, unwrapped)
Variable Purchased from the listed retail stores on or before September 8, 2015 PLU4062
Various Any in-store produced products that contain field cucumbers Variable Purchased from the listed retail stores on or before September 8, 2015 Various

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