Oakville, Mississauga residents warned of Salmonella tainted blue poppy seeds

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Published May 3, 2022 at 10:55 am

Certain blue organic poppy seeds sold in bulk at Healthy Planet in Oakville have been recalled due to Salmonella. PEXELS PHOTO

Mississauga and Oakville residents are being warned not to consume the blue organic poppy seeds sold in bulk at Healthy Planet in Oakville.

Due to possible Salmonella contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling all packages of the product sold up to and including April 14, 2022 from the Healthy Planet store located at 2501 Hyde Park Gate, Unit C2, in Oakville near the border of Mississauga.

Local residents are being asked to:

  • If you think you became sick from consuming the recalled product, call your doctor
  • Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home
  • Do not consume the recalled product
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

While it may not look or smell spoiled, food contaminated with Salmonella can still make you sick.

Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

This recall was triggered by the CFIA’s inspection activities, which is conducting a food safety investigation that my lead to the recall of other products.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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