Health Hazard Alert in 2005 From Canadian Because of Bean Sprouts Contaminated with Salmonella

Health Hazard Alert

Mung bean sprouts Manufactured by Toronto Sun Wah Trading May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

Canada Health Department

 

OTTAWA,November 24, 2005 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Toronto Sun Wah TradingInc. (also known as Hollend EnterprisesInc.) are warning the public not to consume Sun Wah Mung Bean Sprouts because the product may be contaminated withSalmonella.

 

Sun Wah Mung Bean Sprouts are sold in packages of various weights and may also be packaged under various store names or without the Sun Wah name. All codes and Best Before dates are affected by this alert. Consumers who may have purchased mung bean sprouts, and are not sure of the manufacturer, should inquire at the place of purchase to verify if the store received the affected product. This product is distributed in Ontario.

 

There have been a number of reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The Manufacturer, Toronto Sun Wah Trading Inc, Toronto, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

 

Health Hazard Alert

Mung bean sprouts Manufactured by Toronto Sun Wah Trading May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

Canada Health Department

OTTAWA, December 24, 2005 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Toronto Sun Wah or Hollend Enterprises Mung Bean Sprouts because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

These Mung Bean Sprouts are sold in packages of various weights and may also be packaged under various store names or without the Toronto Sun Wah or Hollend Enterprises name. All codes and Best Before dates are affected by this alert. Consumers who may have purchased Mung Bean Sprouts, and are not sure of the manufacturer, should inquire at the place of purchase to verify if the store had received the affected product. This product is distributed in Ontario and may have also been distributed in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue area of Quebec.

This alert is a part of an on-going investigation. Although the exact source of contamination has not been confirmed, there is sufficient risk of contamination to warrant this alert.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.