CFIA warns of potentially salmonella-contaminated cherry tomatoes
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a warning advising the public not to eat certain 'Krown' cherry tomatoes and store-made Safeway party trays as they tomatoes may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Published Thursday, November 22, 2012 10:11AM MST
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a warning advising the public not to eat certain 'Krown'-brand cherry tomatoes and store-made Safeway party trays as the tomatoes may be contaminated with salmonella.
The CFIA says ‘Krown’ brand cherry tomatoes and various store-made party trays containing cherry tomatoes were distributed in Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, the North West Territories and Yukon earlier this month.
The potentially affected products include:
- Krown cherry tomatoes, 551 ml, UPC 0 33383 65520 8, sold between November 13 to 21.
- Various store-made party trays sold at Safeway stores, of various sizes and various UPC codes, sold between November 14 to 21.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with consuming the products.
Eating salmonella-contaminated food 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, it may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
The importer and retailer are voluntarily recalling the affected products.
For more information call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.