Certain bulk almond butter, peanut butter and tahini at various retailers may contain Salmonella or other harmful bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain almond butter, peanut butter and tahini sold in bulk or repackaged at the various locations described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella or other harmful bacteria.

The affected products were sold at some time during the period indicated below.

Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer.

Affected Products

1. Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter, Tootsi Impex Inc., 10 kg, Lots: JM12 164 and JM12 086, available from May 2012

Store name Location Dates Sold Up To
Mother Natures 331 Columbia Avenue, Castelgar, BC April 19, 2013
Les Pères Nature St-Georges 10735, 1E Avenue, St-Georges, QC January 15, 2013
Pères Nature (Ste-Marie) Inc. 590 Boul. Vachon Nord, Ste-Marie-de Beauce, QC February 9, 2013
Le Vrac du marché Atwater 138 Avenue Atwater, Montreal, QC December 15, 2012
Le Garde-manger chez Gail 103 rue Châteauguay, Huntingdon, QC November 30, 2012
Foodsmiths 106 Wilson Street W., Perth, ON December 31, 2012
Yarmouth Natural Food 3 Jenkins Street, Yarmouth, NS September 25 – October 25, 2012
Herb & Spice 375 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON Septembre 30, 2012
Frenco 3985 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC December 15, 2012

2. Organic Peanut Butter, Tootsi Impex Inc., 10 kg, Lots: JM12 164 and JM12 086, available from May 2012

Store name Location Dates Sold Up To
Penticton Whole Food Emporium 1771 Main Street # 103, Penticton, BC April 19, 2013
Nutter’s Prince Albert 365, 36th Street W, Prince Albert, SK April 19, 2013
CRMR at Home 330-17 Avenue, SW, Calgary, AB May 24, 2012 – April 19, 2013
Going Nuts Calgary Farmer’s Market, 510- 77th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB July 10 – December 31, 2012
Market Organics 126 York St., Ottawa, ON April 19, 2013
Kredl’s Corner Market 1171 Main Street, Hampton, NB May 23 – July 31, 2012
Pour l’amour d’une planète 507B rue du sud, Cowansville, QC January 15, 2013
Noah’s Natural Foods 322 Bloor Street W., Toronto, ON April 19, 2013
Cedars & Co. Food Market 1255 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON April 19, 2013
Country Bulk Inc. 845 Weber Street North, Waterloo, ON April 19, 2013

3. Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, Tootsi Impex Inc., 10 kg, Lots: JM12 164 and
JM12 086, available from March 2012

Store name Location Dates Sold Up To
Sunripe 744 Adelaide St. N., London, ON August 3, 2012 – April 19, 2013
Le Vrac du marché Atwater 138 Avenue Atwater, Montreal, QC December 15, 2012
Herb & Spice 375 Bank Street, Ottawa, On September 30, 2012
Yarmouth Natural Food 3 Jenkins Street, Yarmouth, NS September 25 – October 25, 2012
Foodsmiths 106 Wilson Street W., Perth, ON December 31, 2012
Le Garde-Manger chez Gail 103 rue Chateauguay, Huntingdon, QC November 30, 2012
Les Pères Nature St-Georges 10735, 1E Avenue, St-Georges, QC January 15, 2013
Pères Nature (Ste-Marie) Inc. 590 Boul. Vachon Nord, Ste-Marie-de Beauce, QC February 9, 2013
Frenco 3985 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC December 15, 2012
Cedars & Co. Food Market 1255 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON April 19, 2013

4. Natural Almond Butter, Tootsi Impex Inc., 10 kg, Lots: 1027R and 12 164, available from May 2012

Store name Location Dates Sold Up To
Sunripe 744 Adelaide St. N., London, ON September 6, 2012 -April 19, 2013
Foodsmiths 106 Wilson Steet W, Perth, ON December 31, 2012
Yarmouth Natural Food 3 Jenkins Street, Yarmouth, NS September 25 – October 25, 2012
Frenco 3985 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC December 15, 2012
Foodstuffs Inc. 89 Main South, Georgetown, ON April 19, 2013
Pour l’amour d’une planète 507B rue du sud, Cowansville, QC January 15, 2013

5. Organic Tahini (Bulk), Tootsi Impex Inc., 10 kg, Lots: JM12 164 and JM12 086, available from April 2012

Store name Location Dates Sold Up To
Kredl’s Corner Market 1171 Main Street, Hampton, NB July 31, 2012 – May 6, 2013
Pour l’amour d’une planète 507B rue du sud, Cowansville, QC January 15, 2013

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of the affected almond butter, peanut butter and tahini could result in a wide range of symptoms that may include vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever, headache and body ache. In rare cases, chronic, severe, or even life-threatening symptoms may occur.

Profile imageAuthor: Steven Zussino on May 11th, 2013. Steven Zussino is the co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. He loves to help Canadians save money on groceries. He also runs the blog, CanadianPersonalFinance.com.

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