Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Food Recall - Salmonella in Sesame seed crackers


OTTAWA, February 5, 2008 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the sesame seed crackers described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products are affected by this alert:

1. Craquelins dorés, Raw Golden Chips
2. Crâque Pôt, Raw Gourmet Chips
3. Dulse Vita, Sea Magic
4. Les Biscrus des Gamins, Raw Cookies

The product labels bear the mention "Dépanneur Sylvestre, 9 rue Fortier à Gatineau" and all lots, sold up to and including January 30, 2008, are affected by this alert.

These products have been distributed in Gatineau, Quebec, and Ottawa, Ontario.

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 manufacturer is 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

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

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Shashi Kulkarni (English)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Food Recall and Emergency Response

Linda LeBlanc (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Food Recall and Emergency Response
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