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Peach brand being pulled across Canada due to Salmonella risk

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August 23, 2020 - 12:39 PM

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to eat, and retailers and restaurants to not sell, Prima Wawona brand peaches due to possible Salmonella contamination.

This advisory was triggered by a recall in the United States by Prima Wawona located in Fresno, California.

The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through a Food Recall Warning.

"Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections," according to the notice from the inspection agency.

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

Various importers in Canada are conducting a recall of the affected products.

Peaches with the same PLU numbers and that are Product of Canada are not affected.

To read more about the recall, go here.

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