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E. Coli Present In Soynut Butters

IM-Healthy-soynut-butter(OTTAWA, ON) – A food recall warning was issued on March 9, and has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling IM Healthy brand soynut butter products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products.

The following products may have been sold nationally as well as through internet sales.

  • IM Healthy Creamy SoyNut Butter 425 g IPC 6 54989 94020 0
  • IM Healthy Chunky SoyNut Butter 425 g IPC 6 54989 95020 9
  • IM Healthy Unsweetened SoyNut Butter 425 g IPC 6 54989 96020 8
  • IM Healthy Honey SoyNut Butter 425 g IPC 6 54989 97020 7
  • IM Healthy Chocolate SoyNut Butter 425 g IPC 6 54989 98020 6

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor. Check to see if you have recalled products in your home.

Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with E. coli may not look or smell spoiled, but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps, and watery to bloody diarrhea.

In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis, or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

This recall was triggered by a recall in the United States. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

There have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of these products.

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