The following is being distributed at the request of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency:
Recall of food products imported from Poland because of potential salmonella contamination
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers not to eat listed food products (list follows) manufactured by Winiary S. A. and imported from Poland, because they may contain Salmonella bacteria that can cause illness in humans.
Salmonellosis is a potentially life-threatening illness and young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Food contaminated with bacteria will not look or smell spoiled. Consumers should return the recalled product to the point of purchase.
Some of these food products were identified by the Polish health authorities to contain Salmonella bacteria and were recalled in Poland by the manufacturer.
These products have been imported into Canada and may have been distributed across the country. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, contact: Lou Skrinar, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa, (613) 225-2342 Ext. 4662, Website: www.cfia-acia.agr.ca
List of products being recalled, all manufactured by Winiary S.A.
1. Zupa Pieczarkowa, brand Smacznego (Mushroom or Champignon Soup, Bon Appetit brand), production codes: SPVCW and SPWBW.
2. Zupa Ogonowa, brand Twoje Zupy (Ox-tail Soup, Your Soups brand), production codes : WKBAW and SRICW1.
3. Barszcz Bialy (white borsch), marked: "najlepiej spozyc przed koncem" (best before date) 07 98.
4. Following products marked "najlepiej spozyc przed koncem" (best before date) 09 98:
5. Following products marked: "najlepiej spozyc przed koncem" (best before date) 12 98:
6. Following products marked: "najlepiej spozyc przed koncem@ (best before date) 03 99:
1998 07 23 2:25 p.m.