Food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled, but can make people sick
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling one brand of food seasoning due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The recall was issued on July 27 and involves Frank’s RedHot brand Buffalo Ranch Seasoning in the market.
An investigation by the CFIA has shown that the product is contaminated and verifies that the item is withdrawn from the market.
No illness has been reported so far.
The affected products have been sold and distributed across Canada, primarily in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.
Recalled products must be discarded or returned to the store where they were purchased.
According to the CFIA, food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled, but can still make people sick. People with weakened immune systems, young children, pregnant women and the elderly can get serious and sometimes fatal infections from contamination with salmonella.
Short-term symptoms of salmonella include fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Long-term symptoms can include arthritis.
Those who have the product should not consume it and are told to contact their doctor if they become ill from it.