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CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Krown Brand Cherry Tomatoes and Various Store-Made Party Trays Containing Cherry Tomatoes May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/22/12 -- Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/RVpSsC

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the cherry tomatoes and store-made party trays containing cherry tomatoes described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products are affected by this alert:


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Brand           Product             Size    UPC                   Dates sold
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Krown           Cherry tomatoes     551 ml  0 33383 65520 8   November 13 to
                                                                   21, 2012,
                                                                   inclusive
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None - Sold at  Various store-made  Various Various           November 14 to
Safeway stores  party trays                                        21, 2012,
                containing cherry                                  inclusive
                tomatoes                                                    
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These products have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, North West Territories and Yukon and may have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

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 diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The importer and retailers are voluntarily removing 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).

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contacts:
CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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