Connect with us


Yogurt and milk chocolate covered pretzels are being recalled in Canada due to Salmonella contamination



Yogurt and milk chocolate covered pretzels are being recalled in Canada due to Salmonella contamination

Huer Foods Inc. is recalling Western Family brand yogurt-covered pretzels and milk chocolate-covered pretzels due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria usually does not look, smell or taste spoiled. Anyone can become ill from a Salmonella infection. According to the CDC, infants, children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems are at greater risk for serious illness because their immune systems are fragile.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctor about possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria, because special tests are needed to diagnose salmonellosis. Symptoms of Salmonella infection can mimic other diseases, often leading to misdiagnosis.

According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the recalled products were distributed in British Columbia and possibly other provinces and territories in Canada.

Recalled products:

Brand Product Mate UPC Code
Western family Yogurt covered pretzels 240 gr 0 62639 35287 5 2024AU22N;
Western family Milk chocolate covered pretzels 240 gr 0 62639 35286 8 2024AU26N

At the time this recall was issued, no illnesses associated with the consumption of these products have been reported.

Consumers should not consume, use, sell, serve or distribute recalled products.

Symptoms of a Salmonella infection may include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours of eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. However, in some cases, the diarrhea can be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop serious illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people become infected without becoming ill or showing symptoms. However, they can still spread the infections to others.

(To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)