Saturday, October 13, 2012
Health Hazard Alert: Certain Clef Des Champs brand Organic Ground Ginger may contain Salmonella bacteria
The following Clef Des Champs brand Organic Ground Ginger products are affected by this alert:
Organic Ground Ginger, 35 g, UPC 6 97026 73441 7, Code BFO11441B06
Organic Ground Ginger, 500 g. UPC 6 97026 70441 0, Code BFO11441B07
These products have been distributed nationally.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
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Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
The manufacturer, Herboristerie La Clef Des Champs Inc., Val-David, Quebec is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can call the 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).