The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada are warning shoppers after a number of recalls at well-known grocery stores linked to possible Salmonella and Listeria contamination.
McCormick Canada is recalling Frank’s RedHot brand Buffalo Ranch Seasoning from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination, with a “warning” from the CFIA that consumers “should not consume the recalled product.”
“Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased,” the CFIA said.
The product was sold at some Sobeys and Foodland locations in Ontario, Sobeys confirmed.
“Any affected product has been removed from shelves,” according to a Sobeys spokesperson.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick, the CFIA said Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections, the CFIA said.
Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis, the CFIA added.
This recall was triggered by the company. The 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 said.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
Meanwhile, Whole Foods Market is recalling Cahills brand Porter Irish Cheddar from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The product was sold at Whole Foods Market locations at 951 Bank Street, Ottawa and 87 Avenue Road, Toronto.
“Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick,” the CFIA said in its recall warning. “Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.”
Earlier in the week, Tree of Life Canada ULC also recalled Cahill’s brand Original Irish Porter Cheese from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.