June 22, 2018

In Canada, Dried Basil Recalled for Salmonella

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Shah Trading Company Ltd. are recalling Spice Kingdom brand dried Egyptian Basil because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The product is Spice Kingdom brand BASIL – EGYPTIAN, 30M, Whole, Fancy, with Lot No. 4685/E. It was sold in bulk 25 kg (55 pound) bags to cash & carry outlets, restaurants, bakeries, and food service establishments in Quebec, Ontario, and Manitoba. Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Symptoms of salmonellosis include high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

For questions, call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342. For information about Salmonella, you can visit the CFIA Food Facts web page.

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