Certain brands of packaged salad and peanut butter are being recalled due to concern they may be contaminated with the salmonella bacteria.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency put out a warning to the public on Oct. 11 regarding Fresh Express brand Hearts of Romaine salad and Justin's brand honey peanut butter blend.
The salads, which were produced in the U.S., are sold in 510 g (18 oz.) packages and have a best before date of Oct. 11.
The peanut butter can be found in Starbucks protein bistro boxes.
Starbucks voluntarily recalled the boxes, which contain 0.5 oz pouches of the potentially tainted peanut butter, along with other peanut butter products.
Other peanut butter brands on the recall list include David, Wolferman's and Fairytale, which were used in peanut butter spreads, cookies, brownies and gift baskets. These may have been sold across Canada through Internet sales from the United States.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with any of the recalled products.
Food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause salmonellosis, a food-borne illness. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections.
For a full list of recalled products visit www.inspection.gc.ca, or call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.