Early last week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) along with Amira Enterprises Inc. issued a recall of certain Amira brand walnuts because the products were contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
Health officials believe that the contaminated walnuts caused thirteen people to become ill as well as the death of one person in Quebec. The product was subsequently taken off the shelves in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick.
Today, the agency announced that it is expanding the walnut recall to include Calgary as the investigation into the E. coli outbreak continues.
CFIA is warning the public not to consume raw, shelled walnuts sold at Jimmy’s A & A Mediterranean Deli located at 1401 20 Ave N.W. in 500-gram plastic containers from Jan. 1 to April 5.
Consumers and industry with questions or concerns can contact Amira Enterprises Inc. at 1-877-383-9823 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday.