Consumer Advisory - Certain Nut Butters, Peanuts, Sugar and Tahini From Vicrossano Inc. May Contain Salmonella or Other Harmful Bacteria

Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:25pm EDT

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 23, 2013 - 05:25:14 PM

Consumer Advisory - Certain Nut Butters, Peanuts, Sugar and Tahini From
Vicrossano Inc. May Contain Salmonella or Other Harmful Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 23, 2013) - The Canadian Food Inspection
Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants
and institutions not to sell or use the nut butters, peanuts, sugar or tahini
described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella or
other harmful bacteria.

All sizes and codes of the following products from Vicrossano Inc. are
affected by this advisory:



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Brand           Products                     
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Tout Naturel    Creamy peanut butter         
                Crunchy peanut butter        
                Organic creamy peanut butter 
                Organic crunchy peanut butter
                Organic tahini               
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Yum Nature      Almond butter                
                Cashew butter                
                Creamy peanut butter         
                Crunchy peanut butter        
                Organic cashew butter        
                Organic creamy peanut butter 
                Organic crunchy peanut butter
                Organic sugar                
                Organic tahini               
                Tahini                       
                Whole sesame butter          
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Soeurs en Vrac  Almond butter                
                Creamy peanut butter         
                Crunchy peanut butter        
                Tahini                       
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None (bulk)     Roasted almonds              
                Roasted, split peanuts       
                Roasted peanuts              
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These products have been distributed in Ontario and Quebec and may have been
distributed in other provinces as well.

Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to
check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected
products.

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

Consumption of the affected peanuts, nut butters, tahini or sugar could result
in a wide range of symptoms that may include vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal
pain, fever, headache and body ache. In rare cases, chronic, severe, or even
life-threatening symptoms may occur.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following
numbers:

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 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 
CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600
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