Health Canada recalls cumin powder over possible salmonella contamination

Jul 12 2021, 5:03 pm

Health Canada is recalling a brand of cumin powder because it may be contaminated with salmonella.

The recall for UnjhaSpice brand Cumin Powder was issued on July 11. The spice comes in 454-gram bags that have a best before date of October 2023.

The cumin powder should be thrown away or returned to the store where it was purchased. If you think you got sick after consuming the recalled product, call your doctor.

Health Canada notes that food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled, but can still make you sick.

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

Health Canada warns that children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

To date, Health Canada has not received any reports of illnesses associated with the consumption of UnjhaSpice brand Cumin Powder.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is working to verify that all recalled products are removed from stores.

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