More poppy seeds recalled in Canada over Salmonella concerns

Healthy Planet – Oakville is recalling certain blue organic poppy seeds because of possible Salmonella contamination.

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s inspection activities and comes after a string of poppy seed recalls in the month across Canada.

The recalled product has been sold at Healthy Planet – Oakville, 2501 Hyde Park Gate, Unit C2, Oakville, Ontario.

Recalled products:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
None Blue organic poppy seeds Variable (sold in bulk) None All packages sold up to and including April 14, 2022

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumers should not eat the recalled product. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions. Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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