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Published On: Sun, Oct 14th, 2012

CFIA warns of salmonella risk with Clef Des Champs brand Organic Ground Ginger

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Clef Des Champs brand Organic Ground Ginger because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

Clef Des Champs brand Organic Ground Ginger Photo/CFIA

The 35-gram and 500-gram packages are affected. These products were distributed throughout Canada.

The manufacturer, Herboristerie La Clef Des Champs Inc., Val-David, Quebec is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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

Salmonella is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

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