Certain Frisco's, Queen Victoria and Metro brands spinach may contain Salmonella bacteria

Starting date:
September 23, 2013

Type of communication:

Recall
Alert sub-type:

Health Hazard Alert

Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella

Hazard classification:
Class 2

Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recalling firm:
Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd.

Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec, May be National

Extent of the product distribution:
Ontario and Quebec. These products may also have been distributed to other provinces.

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 23, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Ippolito Fruit and Produce Ltd., are warning the public not to consume the Frisco's, Queen Victoria and Metro brands spinach described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

These products have been distributed in Ontario and Quebec. These products may also have been distributed to other provinces.

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

The manufacturer, Ippolito Fruit and Produce Ltd., Burlington, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.


Affected Products:

Frisco's 284 g Lot Code/Best Before 2 D66258/2013 SE 30 0 33383 65201 6

Frisco's 170 g Lot Code/Best Before 2 D66258 0 33383 45041 4

Queen Victoria 227 g Lot Code/Best Before 2 D66258/2013 SE 30 0 60556 00227 9

Metro 171 g Lot Code/Best Before 2 D66258/2013 SE 30 0 59749 89955 0


For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Bill Kennedy, Ippolito Fruit and Produce Ltd., at 905-633-3614