Kiskadee Ventures Limited has issued a recall of FreshKIS brand finger mint from the marketplace due to possible contamination of Salmonella.
The recalled product includes:
- FreshKIS brand finger mint – variable sizes (Item number: PLU56831 24.09.15) -UPC code starting with 256831
The product in question was sold at Real Canadian Superstore, 3050 Argentina Road, Mississauga, Ontario. If you have this product in your home, you are advised to throw it out, or return it to the store in which it was purchased.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled, which makes it difficult to spot. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection start 6 to 72 hours after exposure to the Salmonella bacteria from an infected animal or contaminated product and include vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, fever and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis. Salmonellosis can be deadly to young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. Salmonella and other harmful bacteria can normally be killed through proper cooking, however as this is a produce product that many eat fresh, it may be more difficult to do this in some cases.