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

Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:25pm EDT

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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:

Brand           Products                     
Tout Naturel    Creamy peanut butter         
                Crunchy peanut butter        
                Organic creamy peanut butter 
                Organic crunchy peanut butter
                Organic tahini               
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               
                Whole sesame butter          
Soeurs en Vrac  Almond butter                
                Creamy peanut butter         
                Crunchy peanut butter        
None (bulk)     Roasted almonds              
                Roasted, split peanuts       
                Roasted peanuts              

    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

    To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety
facts, visit: Food and consumer product recalls are
also available at

CFIA Media Relations

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