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Dried Basil Recalls – Canada 2012

Updated August 21, 2012

On August 3, 2012, Shah Trading Co. Ltd. recalled Spice Kingdom brand BASIL – EGYPTIAN, 30M, Whole, Fancy (Lot #4685/E) due to Salmonella contamination. The dried basil was sold in bulk 25 kg (55 lbs) bags to cash & carry outlets, restaurants, bakeries and food service establishments in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba.

Following is an alphabetic list of affected brands and products, together with retail distribution information when available.

  • Aliments Best Nuts inc. Basil:- 35g and bulk. Sold at Aliments Best Nuts inc., 4701, boulevard Saint-Jean, Montréal, QC from Feb. 1, 2012 to August 7, 2012 inclusive.
  • All Seasons Basil Rubbed:- UPC 0 66844 22133 9; 2.27 kg/5 lb; Lots #21861R, 21371R, 20791R, 20741R, 20631R, 20531R. Distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and New Brunswick, and possibly in other provinces.
  • All Seasons Basil Rubbed:- UPC 0 66844 20058 7; 2.27 kg/5 lb; Lot #20891R. Distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and New Brunswick, and possibly in other provinces.
  • All Seasons Basil Rubbed:- No UPC; 2.27 kg/5 lb; Lots #210111, 211411, 211511, 212211, 213611, 216011, 220811 or no code. Distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and New Brunswick, and possibly in other provinces.
  • Ambrosia Natural Foods Basil:- UPC 7 75434 01342 0; 2 oz/57.1g and 1.5 oz/42.5g. Sold since June 14, 2012. Distributed in Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Ontario, and possibly in other provinces.
  • Arsam Spices Basil:- UPC 7 75434 01342 0; 2 oz/57.1g and 1.5 oz/42.5g. Sold since June 14, 2012. Distributed in Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Ontario, and possibly in other provinces.
  • Artisan Tradition Sweet Basil Flakes:- UPC 8 37789 24002 6; 70g; Lot #bq, cq, dq, eq, fq, gq. Distributed in Quebec and Manitoba, and possibly in other provinces.
  • Artisan Tradition Sweet Basil Flakes:- UPC 8 37789 24033 0; 250g; Lot #bq, cq, dq, eq, fq, gq. Distributed in Quebec and Manitoba, and possibly in other provinces.
  • Boucherie Fortin (1983) inc. Basil:- 25g. Sold at Boucherie Fortin (1983) inc., 6290, rue Pascal, Montréal, QC from Feb. 24, 2012 to August 8, 2012, inclusive.
  • Bruno’s Fine Foods Basil:- UPC 7 75434 01342 0; 2 oz/57.1g and 1.5 oz/42.5g. Sold since June 14, 2012. Distributed in Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Ontario, and possibly in other provinces.
  • Bulk Food Warehouse Basil:- Various weights. Sold from bulk bin at Bulk Food Warehouse, 1621 Wilson Ave., North York, ON from April 10, 2012 to August 10, 2012 inclusive.
  • Caf’Noisette Basil Shredded:- 100g. Sold at Caf’Noisette, 52, boulevard Greber, Gatineau, QC from Feb. 1, 2012 to August 8, 2012 inclusive.
  • Cananut Basil:- Various weights. Sold from Cananut, 1565 Chabanel W. Montreal, QC; 6858 Jean-Talon E, St-Leonard, QC; 4913 St-Jean, Pierrefonds, QC; 2995 Dagenais W., Laval, QC, from May 31, 2012 to August 15, 2012
  • Cedar Phoenicia Sweet Basil:- 30g; Sold since February 7, 2012. Distributed in Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Ontario, and possibly in other provinces.
  • CRAC Basilic #1 herbe coupée:- Various weights. Sold from bulk bin at Le CRAC Aliments sains 690 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC from July 16, 2012 to August 7, 2012.
  • Dépanneur Unik Basil:- 70g to 100g. Sold at Dépanneur Unik, 6342, rue Pascal, Montréal, QC from Feb. 1, 2012 to August 8, 2012 inclusive.
  • Dino’s Grocery Basil:- UPC begins with 200120; various weights. Sold at Dino’s Grocery Mart, 460 Notre Dame, Winnipeg, MB from February 23, 2012 to August 7, 2012 inclusive.
  • Épicerie Shavit enr. Basil Rubbed:- 50g. Sold at Épicerie Shavit enr., 6334, avenue Victoria, Montréal, QC from Feb. 1, 2012 to August 7, 2012 inclusive.
  • Frenco:- Bulk. Sold at Frenco, 3985, boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC from Feb. 1, 2012 to August 8, 2012 inclusive.
  • Fruiterie Forcier Basil Shredded:- 30g. Sold at Fruiterie Forcier, 435, rue Jarry Est, Montréal, QC from March 1, 2012 to August 8, 2012 inclusive.
  • Herb & Spice Basil:- Various weights. Sold from bulk drawer at Herb & Spice, 375 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON from March 6, 2012 to August 7, 2012 inclusive.
  • House of Spice Basil (unbranded):- 100g and 200g. Sold from House of Spice 190 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON from February 8, 2012 to August 10, 2012 inclusive.
  • Iqbal Foods IHF Basil Rubbed:- UPC 472253100309; 50g. Sold from Iqbal Foods, 2 Thorncliffe Park Drive Toronto, ON from March 8 2012 to August 9, 2012 inclusive.
  • Jardi Basil:- UPC 7 72065 23100 1; 13g; Lot #067 12. Distributed in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba, and possibly in other provinces.
  • La Branche d’Olivier Rubbed Basil:- UPC 200001 802003; 90g. Sold from La Branche d’Olivier, 4342 Wellington, Verdun, Quebec, up to and including May 25, 2012.
  • Le Naturaliste en Vrac:- Bulk bins. Sold at Le Naturalliste en Vrac, 7250, boulevard Taschereau, Brossard, QC from Feb. 1, 2012 to August 8, 2012 inclusive.
  • Le Pommier fleuri de Val-David inc Basil:- Variable weights. Sold at Le Pommier fleuri de Val-David inc., 7, rue Principale Est, Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC from Feb. 1, 2012 to August 8, 2012 inclusive.
  • Les aliments en vrac papillon inc.:- Bulk. Sold at Les aliments en vrac papillon inc., 303, boulevard Saint-Jean, Montréal, QC from Feb. 1, 2012 to August 7, 2012 inclusive.
  • Marché Adonis Basilic Sec/Dried Basil:- Bulk. Sold at Marché Adonis stores in Brossard (Quartier Dix30) and Montreal (Boul. des Sources, Sauvé and Place Vertu) from Feb. 1, 2012 to August 10, 2012 inclusive.
  • Marché Victoria Rubbed Basil:- UPC 200000 400996; 50g. Sold from Marché Victoria, 6324 Victoria Montreal, QC and Marché Victoria 4759 Blvd. des Sources, Pierrefonds, QC from May 4 2012 to August 10, 2012 inclusive.
  • McArthur Food Market Basil Rubbed:- Various weights; Sold from McArthur Food Market, 300 McArthur Avenue Ottawa, ON from February 7, 2012 to August 9, 2012 inclusive.
  • Mid-East Foods Sweet Basil:- UPC begins with 200302 50; various weights. Sold at Mid-East Foods, 1010 Belfast Road, Ottawa, ON since May 1st, 2012.
  • New Middleast Supermarket Basil (Habak):- UPC begins with 0 200170; Various weights. Sold at New Middleast Supermarket, 1755 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON from March 29, 2012 to August 8, 2012 inclusive.
  • Persil et compagnie inc. Basilic/Basil:- Variable weights. Sold at Persil et compagnie inc., 3071, chemin Oka, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, QC from Feb. 1, 2012 to August 8, 2012 inclusive.
  • Pomme d’api, Fruiterie inc.:- Bulk. Sold at Ponne d’api, Fruiterie inc., 2599 boulevard Rosemont, Montréal, QC from Feb. 1, 2012 to August 8, 2012 inclusive.
  • Qi Natural Foods Basil:- Various weights. Sold at Qi Natural Foods, 1001 Eglinton avenue West, Toronto, ON since June 26, 2012.
  • Sakellis Foods Basil Leaves:- 2 lb. Sold on or after July 25, 2012 to hotels, restaurants and institutions in Ontario.
  • Sugar & Spice Basil:- Various weights. Sold from bulk bin at Sugar & Spice, 265 August Ave, Toronto, ON from May 15, 2012 to August 10, 2012 inclusive.
  • Supermarché Akhavan Basilic:- Variable weights. Sold from Supermarché Akhavan (6170, rue Sherbrooke Ouest and 15760, boulevard de Pierrefonds), Montreal, QC from Feb. 1, 2012 to August 10, 2012 inclusive.
  • Toronto Cash & Carry Basil (unbranded):- 100g. Sold from Toronto Cash & Carry, 1405 Gerald Street, Toronto, ON from March 2, 2012 to August 10, 2012 inclusive.
  • Tutti Fruiti Famous Foods Basil (unbranded):- Various weights. Sold from bulk bin at Tutti Fruiti Famous Foods, 64 Kensington Ave., Toronto, ON from March 20, 2012 to August 10, 2012 inclusive.
  • Valli Basil Flakes:- UPC 7 78768 14324 5; 15g; Sold since February 23, 2012. Distributed in Quebec and Ontario, and possibly in other provinces.
  • Vrac en Folie Basil Shredded:- Bulk bins. Sold at Vrac en Folie, 3535, autoroute Laval Ouest, Laval, QC from Feb. 1, 2012 to August 8, 2012 inclusive.

Known distribution by province

Alberta

  • All Seasons Basil Rubbed

Manitoba

  • All Seasons Basil Rubbed
  • Artisan Tradition Sweet Basil Flakes
  • Dino’s Grocery Basil
  • Jardi Basil

New Brunswick

  • All Seasons Basil Rubbed

Ontario

  • All Seasons Basil Rubbed
  • Ambrosia Natural Foods Basil
  • Arsam Spices Basil
  • Bruno’s Fine Foods Basil
  • Bulk Food Warehouse Basil
  • Cedar Phoenicia Sweet Basil
  • Herbe & Spice Basil
  • House of Spice Basil
  • Iqbal Foods IHF Basil Rubbed
  • Jardi Basil
  • McArthur Food Market Basil Rubbed
  • Mid-East Foods Sweet Basil
  • New Middleast Supermarket Basil (Habak)
  • Qi Natural Foods Basil
  • Sakellis Foods Basil Leaves
  • Sugar & Spice Basil
  • Toronto Cash & Carry Basil
  • Tutti Fruiti Famous Foods Basil
  • Valli Basil Flakes

Prince Edward Island

  • Ambrosia Natural Foods Basil
  • Arsam Spices Basil
  • Bruno’s Fine Foods Basil
  • Cedar Phoenicia Sweet Basil

Quebec

  • Aliments Best Nuts inc.
  • All Seasons Basil Rubbed
  • Ambrosia Natural Foods Basil
  • Arsam Spices Basil
  • Artisan Tradition Sweet Basil Flakes
  • Bruno’s Fine Foods Basil
  • Boucherie Fortin (1983) inc.
  • Caf’Noisette
  • Cananut
  • Cedar Phoenicia Sweet Basil
  • CRAC Basilic #1 herbe coupé
  • Dépanneur Unik
  • Épicerie Shavit enr.
  • Frenco
  • Fruiterie Forcier
  • Jardi Basil
  • La Branche d’Olivier
  • Le Naturaliste en Vrac
  • Le Pommier fleuri de Val-David
  • Les aliments en vrac papillon inc.
  • Marché Adonis
  • Marché Victoria Rubbed Basil
  • Persil et compagnie inc.
  • Pomme d’api, Fruiterie  inc.
  • Supermarché Akhavan
  • Valli Basil Flakes
  • Vrac en Folie

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Health Hazard Alerts issue dates

Ministere d’Agriculture, Pêcherie et Alimentation Quebec (MAPAQ) Health Hazard Alert issue dates

Please  refer to the Health Hazard Alerts for product photos, and check this recall page daily for additional updates.

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