Check your chili powder, people! A recall of the Compliments brand household staple was just announced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The product has been sold Canada-wide and is feared to have possible salmonella contamination.
The recalled spice is being removed from the marketplace. But, If you have this product in your home take a look for this information on the packaging:
UPC: 0 55742 35921 3
Code: 2020 MA 26
If you discover your chili powder has been recalled, you should either throw it away or return it to the store you purchased it from.
If you’ve consumed this product and believe it has made you sick, you’re urged to call your doctor. Luckily, there have not been any reports of illness due to this product so far.
Below is a photo of the recalled product, provided by the CFIA:
However, salmonella contamination is very serious. The bacteria can contaminate food without any signs. Food it’s been in contact with may not look or smell spoiled, but it can make you really sick.
Young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and others with weakened immune systems are especially at risk. Salmonella can cause serious and even sometimes deadly infections.
Short-term effects include fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Long-term effects can include severe arthritis.
The CFIA is currently conducting a food safety investigation. This investigation could possibly lead to the recall of other food items in the future.
Source: News Wire