The Canadian Food Inspection agency says a bulk product sold at a London Bulk Barrel location is being recalled over concerns of possible salmonella contamination.
The recall, announced Thursday, covers No Sugar Added Almond Butter Crunch that was sold in bulk at the Cherryhill Village Mall Bulk Barrel from Sept. 2 to Sept. 7.
The CFIA says the recall was triggered by a recall in another country. So far there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the product, the agency said.
Salmonella is a bacterial infection characterized by the sudden onset of headache, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and sometimes vomiting. Diarrhea begins six to 72 hours after consuming contaminated food or beverages.
Symptoms usually last between four and seven days, and salmonella can lead to medical complications in the very young, the very old and those who have certain underlying medical conditions.
Because salmonella can be passed from person to person, individuals suspected of having salmonella are advised not to prepare food for others. Officials say they should also not work as food-handlers, health care or child care providers until they have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours.
Thursday’s recall comes less than a week after the Middlesex-London Health Unit announced it was continuing to investigate a rash of reported salmonella cases in the city, a majority of which were connected to one south London eatery. Officials with the MLHU say the reported salmonella cases and this week’s recall are not connected.
More information about the Bulk Barrel recall can be found here.