CFIA issues Salmonella warning on some bulk peanut and almond butter products
This undated image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows Salmonella bacteria in a petri dish. The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of salmonella infections in eight provinces, which has sent eight people to hospital. (AP / CDC)
Published Saturday, May 11, 2013 2:58PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, May 11, 2013 3:24PM EDT
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume certain almond butter, peanut butter and tahini products sold in bulk from Tootsi Impex Inc. because they may be contaminated with salmonella or other harmful bacteria.
The products were sold in bulk or have been repackaged at various retail locations in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.
Consumption of the affected products could result in vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever, headaches and body aches, the agency warned in a statement.
As of Saturday afternoon, there have been no reported illnesses associated with these products.
Consumers who are not sure if their products have been affected are advised to check with the store they bought the items from.