Consumer complaints about bakery products from Jimel’s Bakery and Food Products, 471 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, MB have triggered a recall of these products sold throughout the province of Manitoba in Canada.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products due to rodent infestations and possible Salmonella contamination.
If additional high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public with updated food recall warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace and the public is urged not to consume any of the recalled products.
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria usually does not look, smell or taste tainted. Anyone can get a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.
Anyone who has consumed recalled products and develops symptoms of salmonella food poisoning 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 illnesses, often leading to misdiagnosis.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection can 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. In some cases, however, the diarrhea can be so severe that patients need to be hospitalized.
The elderly, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop serious illness and serious, sometimes fatal, conditions. Some people are infected without getting sick or showing symptoms. However, they can still transmit the infections to others.
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