The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has started to recall more walnuts as it issued a health hazard alert to the public of the health threats posed by possible E.coli contamination of certain packaged walnuts sold in bulk. The walnuts are imported and distributed throughout Canada by Johnvince Foods. CFIA is encouraging consumers who are unsure of eating these contaminated walnuts to contact the “place of purchase to determine if it is affected by this recall”.
Johnvince Foods is voluntarily recalling the products listed below:
|Bulk walnuts distributed by Johnvince Foods and sold at retail from bulk bins**||11.34kg||N/A||Sold from April 27 to August 6, 2011, inclusive|
Raw California Walnut Halves
|250 g||0 60383 87185 7||Best Before 2012 OC 06 16572|
Deluxe Trail Mix
|220 g||0 60383 87201 4||Best Before
Natural Walnut Halves and Pieces
|175 g||0 64777 37773 4||Best Before
|Longo’s California Walnuts||240 g||7 72468 10107 9||Best Before
|Compliments California Walnut
Halves & Pieces
|225 g||0 68820 12395 8||Best Before
|Compliments Walnut Halves||100 g||0 55742 35977 0||Best Before
California Natural Walnut Halves & Pieces
|200 g||7 70974 80188 9||Best Before
“Halt” The Salt Walnut Halves & Pieces
|250 g||0 64777 44085 8||2012 JL 11 16921|
Caramel Toffee Walnuts
|Stock & Barrel
Caramel Toffee Walnuts
|300 g||0 64777 37906 6||Best Before
2012 JL 18 16991
|Joe’s Tasty Travels
California Select Walnuts Mostly Halves
|350 g||6 64989 60689 1||16501
|Selection Walnut Halves||250 g||0 59749 90882 5||16472
Vitality Mix 100 Calories per bag
|0 58716 98972 0||16881|
|Marketplace Co-op Vitality Mix||375 g||0 64777 44131 2||Best Before
No sickness related to E.coli contaminated walnuts have been reported thus far.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has notified its counterpart, the United States Food and Drug Administration of the recalls and the E.coli contamination.
The recalls began on the first of September when the list of potentially contaminated products seemed to narrow down on the walnut. This series of recalls is the second such recall of walnuts in six months.
The troublesome thing with E.coli contaminated food is that there is no strange odor or taste. Consumption of such products can lead to potentially life threatening situations after experiencing abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea.
(Cover Photo: TheStar)