Ground ginger product recalled for salmonella concerns
Salmonella warning also issued for Xan Confections brand Peanut Butter Chocolate products
Posted: Oct 13, 2012 6:47 PM MT
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2012 10:02 PM MT
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to consume "Clef Des Champs" organic ground ginger over concerns the product may be contaminated with salmonella.
The 35-gram and 500-gram packages are affected.
These products have been distributed nationally.
Food contaminated with salmonella may not smell or look spoiled, the CFIA said in a release, but can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.
For healthy people, eating salmonella-contaminated foods can cause short-term symptoms including high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. It can also cause long-term complications, including severe arthritis.
On the same day, CFIA also issued a salmonella warning about Xan Confections brand Peanut Butter Chocolate products.
A complete list of the products in both recalls can be found on the CFIA website.
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