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Burnaby packer voluntarily recalls nut product over salmonella fears

A mixed-nut product is being voluntarily recalled by its Burnaby packer after concerns it may be contaminated with salmonella.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people not to consume  Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts sold in 1.36-kg (3 lb) mesh bags with the UPC code 0 64684 10948 0.

The product has been distributed nationally by Golden Boy Foods Ltd. of Burnaby.

There have been no reported illnesses connected with the product.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The agency notes that food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Eating food contaminated with the bacteria may cause salmonellosis, which can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

In otherwise healthy people, it may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

For more information, call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.

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